Bible Texts: Lk.7:12-13, Rom.5:5, Rom.12:21, Rev.5:5, Heb.4:15, 2Cor.5:14, Ps.145:8, Ps.103:8, Jn.14:26, Lk.18:1, Philp.2:13
Did you realize that one of the virtues of the good and godly husbandman is compassion? But what is compassion? Compassion simply means feeling the discomfort and pain of others as though you are the one.
Now consider the Scripture in Luke chapter 7 and see how Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of the good and godly husbandman responded to the woman who lost her son.
Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother and she was a widow and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said unto her, weep not. (Lk.7:12-13)
Jesus, the perfect example of the good and godly husbandman, had compassion on the woman whose son was dead. Jesus did not know her but when He saw the burial procession of the woman’s son, He asked questions. He wanted to know what happened. He had compassion when He saw the woman’s tears and pain. Jesus had pity on the woman and brought her dead son back to life. Jesus made her laugh again. Jesus wiped her tears away and gave her joy. That is who you are. You are in the lives of your wife and children to make them laugh. Your presence in their lives is to wipe away their pains, whether it be mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
We have a High Priest who is touched with the feeling of our infirmities….(Heb.4:15).
As the good and godly husbandman, you must have compassion toward your wife and children. Your heart must be filled with mercy toward them, especially when they are hurting. You must contend with any force that wants to make you look the other way when your wife or children are unhappy or in pain, regardless of whether it is their fault or not. For the love of Christ constraineth us (2Cor.5:14).
But how do I show compassion toward my wife and children, even when they have continued to misbehave to me?
Firstly, you must have the mind of Christ. Let this mind be in you, even the mind of Christ….(Philp.2:5). Having the mind of Christ means you are ruled by the principles of Scriptures and not the philosophies of man. Whatever God’s word says is what you will do.Secondly, you must engage the power of the Holy Ghost to fill your heart with the love of Christ. Let the love of Christ be spread abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost (Rom.5:5). The Person of the Holy Spirit empowers you to be filled with compassion and mercy. You must ask Him to spread love and mercy abundantly in your heart so that there will be no room for revenge, hatred and unforgiveness against your wife and children. Thirdly, you must continue to pray for the grace to enable you to always overcome evil with good. Be not overcome by evil but overcome evil with good (Rom.12:21).
You are the Christ in your home. You are the true reflection of Jesus Christ. You are made in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. You must be compassionate to your wife and children as Jesus was to the widow. You must be an agent of restoration of joy and peace as you lead your life, wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, uproot every evil thought in my heart that I have toward my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, fill my heart with Your love and let it move me to be compassionate and merciful towards my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower my spirit man with divine nature and make me function like Christ to my wife and children.
I have the mind of Jesus Christ and by it I am moved by mercy and compassion towards my wife and children because that is what defines my headship as the good and godly husbandman in Jesus Name. Amen.
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Jesus Christ is Lord over all.
Bro. Ebenezer O. Igure
Head of Mission
Dear heavenly Father, help me with mercy for my son Ryan who is filled with bitterness and dishonor for his mother. He hurts her so.
Change his heart.
In Jesus name
God bless Bro Pete.
The Lord has heard and answered you. I encourage you to confess these words from Romans chapter 5 and verse 5. It says the love of Christ is shed abroad on our hearts by the Spirit of God.
Call the name of your son and declare that the love of Christ be shed abroad in his heart. Declare that the love of Christ replaces bitterness in his heart .
Keep declaring and praying in faith.
God bless you.
Yours always in God’s wineyard
Bro. Ebenezer O. Igure
Head of Mission
The Husbandman Mission International, Abuja, Nigeria
Publisher of the daily devotional IN TUNE WITH GOD