On your wedding day, God gave you that woman you married, as a husband. You used to be a man like every other man,or a doctor/lawyer/banker/businessman/civil servant,a pastor/bishop,etc. But now you have become a husband – a different ball game altogether, I tell you!
Husband is not just a new title or status you have just acquired, it’s what God wants you to be to that your wife. It’s a responsibility God expects you to take up and be faithful to – with all excitement,commitment and faithfulness. Yes! Your lifestyle can no longer be business as usual, if you want to begin to enjoy the reasons for which you decided to get married.
YOU NEED KNOWLEDGE
So, it’s much more what God requires of you than what your wife or anybody else expects from you. That’s why it’s important to acquire knowledge and proper education about what God requires of you to practice husband hood, otherwise you won’t have a good marriage. And you will think it’s because you didn’t marry a good wife. But Proverbs 18:22 has already made it clear that, if it is indeed a wife you found and married, it’s a good thing you’ve found and brought into your life. Know that there’s nothing you later begin to see in that your wife that can make what God has said a lie. That’s why 1 Peter 3:7 recommends that every husband needs knowledge to dwell with (marry) his wife.
WHAT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE?
You can never be a husband God will be pleased with practicing husband hood with human, professional, traditional, cultural, political, business, academic or logical sense. Infact you will be a very poor and miserable specimen of a husband! Believe me.That’s what Jeremiah 5:4 says.
Marriage is not politics, business, a profession or a career. No! It’s a spiritual assignment from God with a definite purpose attached to it. This is a reality most people who are in marriage, or planning to marry are not aware of at all! (Read Genesis 1:26-28 and Genesis 2:24). So it’s only from God you can learn how to succeed in marriage. And the Bible is rich with God’s opinion, counsel, thoughts and ways about how he wants us to do marriage. And it’s your responsibility to search it out. Nobody can do that for you – just like nobody went to school for you.
Many have handled (and are handling) their God-given assignments in marriage anyhow (some very recklessly), and have destroyed both the marriage and many other things with it – without even knowing it! There are even some men who think what they now need is a new wife. No! What you need is a new mentality. Yes! And may this message give you that, by all means!
MY PRAYER FOR YOU…
I’d like to let you know, my brother, that God keeps a diligent tab on how a man treats his wife to determine how much blessings he rushes into that man’s life and business,job,career or profession. Oh yes! Read Malachi 2:13-16. And also Proverbs 18:22.
Having read this, today, my prayer for you is that God will give you a change of attitude towards your wife and your marriage. I pray also that he will empower you with the grace and determination to make changes where necessary. In the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Peace and blessings