Bible Texts: Jas.1:25, Eph.1:18, Jn.14:26, Jn.5:36-39, Rom.2:7, Eph.5:25, Eph.6:4, Ps.1:1-3, Jos.1:6-8
In this kingdom that God has called you and I into as heads of our families and spiritual authority over our wife and children, it is the word of God that gives value to our office. It is the word of God that you can trade with that can bring you profit. It is also what you ask God to do for you on the basis of His word that He will do for you. It is the word of God that sustains you and I as we lead our wife and children. So without the word of God in you and doing what the word says, you will not enjoy the blessings that God has for you as the godly husbandman.
In James chapter 1 and verse 25, the word of God says this. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty and CONTINUETH THEREIN, he being not a forgetful hearer but a DOER OF THE WORK, this man shall be blessed in his deed. There are two important points to note here. The first is that you must study and continue to study the word of God. The second is that you must do what the word of God says you should do. As the good and godly husbandman, you cannot claim to love your wife and children if you do not express it by doing what God commands you to do to them. For instance God commands you to love your wife and Christ has loved the church (Eph.5:25). God also commands you to nurture your children in the way and admonition of the Lord (Eph.6:4). Your life must agree with the word.
The entrance of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding to the simple. Order my steps in thy word and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Thy word is very pure, therefore thy servant loveth it. (Ps.119:130, 133, 140)
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shalt meditate therein day and night…… (Jos.1:8)
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night (Ps.1:1-2)
However, for you to continue to delight in doing the word of God, you must exercise faith both in the word and the Speaker of the word, Jesus (Heb.11:6). Secondly you must also celebrate the word above everything else. Thirdly, you must consciously engage the help of the Holy Spirit for revelation, empowerment and insight (Eph.1:18, Jn.14:26).
The word of God is the life of God. Hold onto it, practice the word, and run with it day and night (Ps.1:1-3).
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, let Your word continue to take precedence over all my decisions and plans.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make Your word to gain root in my heart and bear fruit in my life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, establish Your plan for my wife and children by Your word.
I delight in the word of God all the time because that is what I need to lead my wife and children as the good and godly husbandman in Jesus name. Amen.
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Bro. Ebenezer O. Igure