The desire of God for every home is to make Christian homes heaven on earth. The Lord expects family members to play their roles in accordance to the laid down scriptural standard. The husband and wife are mandated to love each other, while children are to obey and honour their parents. The husband, particularly, is to love and provide for the family.
A wife in the home should always look good. To achieve this goal, a husband should take care and provide for his wife. Her welfare and upkeep should be properly taken care of. This will make a wife look younger and fresh. The man of the home should make the atmosphere very conducive for his wife. A godly man can never fight or beat his wife. It is out of place and against the Word of God for a man to beat his wife.
Marriage is for mature adults and not for youths who are not emotionally mature to handle issues in marriage. Therefore, a man that is married is adjudged to be mature to handle a home. He should be open to his wife and he must not allow third party to interfere with the marriage. It is abnormal for a married man to tie himself to his parents’ apron strings. Situations where a man reports the wife to his parents or seek for advice from his parents on how to run his home, is highly discouraged. It is wrong for one to pattern his or her marriage according to the experiences he acquired from his parents. No marriage is the same! Marriages are peculiar and should not be patterned from what is obtainable in other marriages.
On the other hand, a woman should be submissive to his husband in all things, except in sin. Every godly woman should benevolently treat her husband as a king. She has no right to disobey her husband. Her husband’s instructions must be obeyed without unnecessary agitations. The wife must not deny the husband based on flimsy excuses. A wise woman builds her home with the fear of God, but the foolish destroys it with her hand. Ordinarily, a woman should not reply her husband; she should learn to say sorry at all times. Submission is a raw material every wife must have. This is what makes a home formidable. When a woman uses the raw material of submission to build her home, the home will not collapse halfway.
Children should also obey their parents within the confines of the Scriptures. Honour is an obligation children owe their parents. This obligation has no limitations whatsoever. Children should love and respect their parents. Similarly, parents should not provoke their children to anger. They should provide for their necessities and take care of their education. Nonchalant attitude or parents’ failure in providing for their children has led to unwarranted waywardness of children.
The Lord wants our home to be blissful. Concerted efforts are required by actors in the home to make it work.
Further reading: Eph. 5:29; Gen. 2:24; 1 Tim. 5:8; 1 Pt 3:5-6; Prov. 14:1; Eph. 6:1-4;Prov. 22:6.
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