The Godly Man, Husband and Father Part 2

According to Genesis chapter one and verse 26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness …”  Then verse 27 says, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him …” It is important from the onset of this article, it is clear, that God created Man after His own likeness. 

In verse 28 you will notice it says: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” 

In part one of this series I addressed the issue of “The Godly Man!”  Today I am going to address “The Godly Husband.”  It is one thing to be born into this world a male, but it is a different matter altogether when we start talking about “The Godly Husband!” 

The first step in being a Godly Husband is that you must be born again (a Godly Man).  God has to be living on the inside of you.  You must be Holy Spirit-led.  Being committed to Jesus Christ will help anchor the marriage especially when the “white water” times come.  There are times in the marriage when the waters may get a little rough.  The Godly Husband doesn’t jump ship during these times. 

The Godly Husband is not led by his mother, (nothing is wrong with getting advice every now-and-then).  When you get married, you and your wife become one.  You are in union with one woman; that is, you are one with your wife.  If you cannot be one with your wife, don’t get married. 

Let me share with you from Matthew 19:5-6: 

5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.  What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. 

Husbands, I urge you on this Father’s Day to fight for your marriage.  It takes commitment to keep your marriage together.  Commitment to God and commitment to one another is the glue that will keep your marriage together.

 

In the Book of Ephesians chapter five, verses 22 – 25, the Apostle Paul addressed the institution of marriage.  He stresses the similarity in the relationship between husband and wife to that of Christ and the Church. 

Essentially, he stressed that Husbands and Wives should treat each other with mutual respect.  Obviously, there will be personality differences, gender differences, sexual differences, and even differences of how the household chores are accomplished.  Work through these differences, respect each other, and  it will be refreshing and will bring great blessings to your marriage. 

As I close today, let me remind you Godly Husbands, that marriage is intended by God to be permanent.  Seek God’s presence daily, He will give you the insight and wisdom you need to be a Godly Husband to your wife.