Bible Texts: Gen. 1:26, Gen. 2:15-16, Gen. 2:18, Jn. 3:1-end, 2Cor.5:17, Gen.17:1-3, Rom.6:1.
Godliness is the godly husbandman’s greatest heritage and desire because this will make him useful to God, his wife, children and the world. Godliness is what invites the power, person and presence of God into your life and home. But why should I live a righteous life as the good and godly husbandman?
Righteousness gives you access to the wisdom of God that will help you lead your wife and children in all godly living. In Gen.1:26, God created the husbandman, Adam with the sole aim of making him another god. And this explains why when God placed him in the Garden of Eden, He created boundaries for him by telling him where and where not to eat from. God says to him, of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. God wants him to think right, act right and live right in accordance to the commandments of the word of God.
God has commanded you to become the godly husbandman. You must understand that becoming the godly man, husband and father is God’s design for you. He created you in His image and likeness. You have the gene of godliness in you. All you need to do is to activate the gene. Remember that the first husbandman (Adam) was godly as long as he obeyed the instructions of God. Unfortunately, he disobeyed God and lost his family and glory as the head of the family.
But what do I need to do to start functioning as the godly husbandman? You have to have your root in Jesus Christ by accepting Him as your Lord and personal saviour. A relationship with Jesus Christ is the surest foundation that sets you on the path of glory, honour and dignity. No other relationship outside Jesus can set you on the path of righteousness. As long as the first husbandman maintained a relationship with God, he did not lose his glory. Nothing will keep your godly heritage intact like having and maintaining a truthful and sincere relationship with the Groom, Jesus Christ (Jn.3:3-7, 2Cor.5:17, Ps.24:1-2, Rom.6:1). It doesn’t matter how far you may have gone in unrighteous living, you can start anew with Jesus Christ again. He is your hope and your sure foundation to living a righteous life that is well pleasing to God, your wife, children and the world.
Therefore, make a firm decision today to live right, and surrender your life to Jesus Christ and watch Him turn you to a husbandman that will walk in righteousness and command glory, honour and dignity in your family, work place and amongst your friends.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower and fill me with the Spirit of holiness.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from every besetting sin and plant my life in You.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to refuse sin and embrace righteousness.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, living out His will in all areas of life because that is what makes me the good and godly man, husband and father in Jesus name. Amen
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Jesus Christ is Lord over all.
Bro. Ebenezer O. Igure