Main Scriptures: Lk.19:11-26
More Scriptures: 1Sam.3:13, Gal.4:19, 2Tim.2:6
Our main text today is the story about a landowner that Jesus shared with the people. Jesus said that a landowner gave talents (seeds) in equal proportion to three sets of people. Each one was supposed to trade with the seed that had been entrusted into their hands. While two were productive by increasing their seeds, the other person was not because he hid the seed. In all of these scenarios, the master added to the people who increased their seeds and took the only seed from the person who did not multiply the seed.
Now, as the head of your family and the priest over your wife and children, there are few lessons you can pick from this teaching. Firstly, everything that you have was given to you by God. The word of God says that no one receives anything except it be given to him by God (Jn.3:27). Secondly, everything that God gives is a seed, and you and I know that every seed has the capacity to reproduce itself in multiplied form if it is well nurtured. Thirdly, the receiver of the seed has the personal responsibility to plant, water and guard with the seed. If he doesn’t do anything about the seed, he has denied the seed the capacity to translate its potentials to results. God has given you and I seeds. Your wife is a seed. Your children are seeds. God has entrusted them into your hands to do something positive about them. If you don’t like what you see in your wife and children, then it is your fault and not theirs. See what the word of God says about the husbandman who did not put his seed to productive work. For I (God) have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth because his sons made themselves vile and he restrained them not (1Sam.3:13).
So how do I maximize the potentials of my wife and children? The first thing to do is to understand the original plan of God for them. Your wife was given to you by God for a purpose. There is something that God wants to achieve in your life and the life of your wife. God gave you children because there is something He wants to achieve on the earth through them. Secondly, you must learn to travail in intercession for your wife and children (Gal.4:19). You must consciously locate God’s provision for your wife and children and war with it in prayers until the results manifest. And as you do these things, you will be the first person to enjoy the fruits that will come from your wife and children (2Tim.2:6).
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from foolishness and fear.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to make my seeds profitable and productive.
• Father, by the Spirit of faith, empower me to keep watering my seeds until they begin to bear fruits.
I am a wise farmer and I am committed to nurture my wife and children for a profitable output because that is what makes me the good and godly husbandman in Jesus name. Amen.