Main Scriptures: Matt.20:30-34
More Scriptures: Jn.10:27, Matt.9:36, Philippians 2:5
The Scripture in Matthew chapter 20 and verses 30 to 34 gives you and I insight into how important our lives are to our sheep. It helps us to understand that our sheep need our attention, and we must demonstrate that with compassion and mercy.
Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us”. “Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them. But they only shouted louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us”. When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you? “Lord,” they said, we want to see! Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! They followed Him. (Matt.20:30-34) NLT
The blind men cried to Jesus Christ for mercy. Jesus was moved with compassion for the blind men. And He asked them what they would want Him to do for them. They responded, “we want to see”. Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of the good and godly husbandman, answered them notwithstanding their mistakes and weaknesses. He restored their sight.
This is the attitude God wants you to have towards your wife and children. God wants you to be filled with compassion and mercy toward your wife and children. God wants you to have a conversation with your sheep. God wants you to ask your wife and children what they want you to do for them. As the good shepherd of the sheep, asking your wife and children what they want you to do for them is the wisdom key to establishing your voice firmly in their lives. The Scriptures tell us in Jn.10, that my sheep hear my voice and I know them, and they follow me (Jn.10:27). You will not command as much influence as you desire in the lives of your wife and children if they do not know you. And you cannot know how much your sheep expects from you if you do not ask questions. Do not allow the busyness of life choke your time of engagements with your wife and children. You must always make time to privately ask your wife and children to tell you the areas of your life or relationship that they would want to see improvement.
However, there is one force you must be aware of which you must deal with. It is pride and a haughty spirit. You will not lose your worth as the godly man, husband and father if you ask your wife and children what they want you to do for them. Rather, it connects you to them, their feelings and their persons. This is what motivates them to see you as their positive mentor and provides you the platform to influence them for God and for good. Will you now listen to your wife and children and be the answer to their questions?
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, teach me wisdom and make me ask my wife and children the right questions.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me to be attentive to the needs of my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the trap of busyness.
I give attention to the needs of my wife and children and by the help of God, I meet their expectations because that is what makes me the good and godly husbandman in Jesus name. Amen.