Main Scriptures: Mk.9:50
More Scriptures: Matt.5:16, Mk.9:29, Am.5:15
Have salt in yourself! That is the message for you and I today and we must run with this truth from God’s word all the remaining days of our lives on earth. As the head of your family and the spiritual leader in your home, it is very important for you to understand that you are the salt on the earth. Your life is designed to add flavor to humanity beginning with your wife and children. The moment you become the husbandman and leader in your home, you no longer live for yourself again but for the good of your wife, children and the world. Your name, your words and your conduct should inspire, motivate and empower your wife and children and the people around you to want to become the best of God.
Jesus speaking said, salt is good, but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves and have peace one with another (Mk.9:50). God ordains your life to inspire your children and wife unto godliness and good works. Your children should see you as the canvass on which to paint the glorious pictures of their lives. Your wife should see you as her mentor.
But how do I have salt in myself? The first thing you must and continue to do is to open your heart to Jesus and let Him fill you with His life through His word. The more you allow His word to have His way inside of you, the more of His life you will contact and consequently your life will be renewed by the washing of the word of God (Rom.12:1-3). Secondly, you must daily confront the force of carnality by the force of spirituality. In Rom.12:21, the word of God tells us that we overcome evil with good. On a daily basis, we are confronted with the choice to live either for righteousness or evil. We are faced with the decisions to either become salt or lose our saltness. You must make the choice to be salt indeed.
Thirdly, you must seek the knowledge of Jesus Christ in the Bible. There is so much you need to know about the life of Jesus Christ, the perfect example of the good and godly husbandman. And as you study and meditate on Jesus Christ in faith, and engage the weapon of the word and prayers to have His life rooted in your heart to the extent that your life begins to add value and flavor to your wife and children, you will then command the respect and honour from your sheep and the people around you (Am.5:15). Be value addition to your wife and children because that is what makes you the good and godly husbandman.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, fill my heart with your life and let it gain root downward and bear fruits upward.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, destroy the power of self and ignorance in me.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, let my life so shine before my wife and children, and the world and let it bring You glory.
I seek to know Jesus because His life transforms me to become the good and godly husband to my wife and children in Jesus name. Amen.