July 9, 2021 Mountain Of Fire Devotional : Topic – Duties Of A Husband
TOPIC: Duties Of A Husband
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 70-73
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:” – Proverbs 24:3
A man that loves his wife loves himself.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I DECREE: YOU SHALL NOT BUILD FOR ANOTHER TO EAT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
A husband is a family leader. He presides over his home and gives direction to his family. Every man should be knowledgeable about his wife. As a husband, you should know your wife’s preference for things like toiletries, clothings, colours and so on. You should also know your wife’s likes and dislikes. Isaiah 58:7 says, “Hide not thyself from thine own flesh.” In Ephesians 5:28, God declares, “He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”
Paul admonished that if a man wants to rule his house, he must first understand that it is a heavy responsibility. What are the major duties of the husband? He must be equipped with the knowledge of what makes a successful Christian husband. For instance, he must know that every successful marriage must be built on Christ and common sense. He must know that women say yes with their lips and no with their eyes. Provide comfort and support for your wife. He must offer assistance in household chores. He must find out if his wife knows how to rest. Some women don’t know how to rest. He must make his wife a queen of the house and she will get married to a king. He should respect his wife and her feelings. He should be a good friend first with whom she can share anything without fear. He should support her career. He should never give up on her, especially when it comes to her dignity and self-respect. He should help in the upbringing of their children and other things. He should treat his wife with the utmost respect and never see her as a replacement for his mother.
He should keep all modes of communication open, to be honest, to be willing and thoughtfully participate in discussions. He should be honest, loyal and trustworthy. He should genuinely love his wife (Ephesians 5:25).
Above all, the husband should know that he should not keep secret from himself. The devil often leads men into thinking that if they open up completely, they may never be accepted for who they are or when their partner hears the whole truth about an issue, they will not be loved anymore, but this is a lie. I advise you to follow the principles of the Bible for your marriage and your joy will be full.
- Power to do good things at the right time, envelop my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall be the head and not the tail, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not bring forth any trouble, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and manifest Yourself in my home, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and manifest Yourself in my handiwork, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not eat the bread of sorrow, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers that dealt with my father, my life is not available, die, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)