James 1:19-20, “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires”
God gave us all two ears and only one mouth. I think by our mere creation, God has designed us to do twice as much listening than we do speaking. First we must be quick to listen. Are you a careful listener, intent listener? Husbands do you give your wife your undivided attention when called upon by them during a time when they need your ears to just listen and not your mouth of advice?
Your communication with your spouse should be a two-way conversation that involves time effort, Read the rest of this entry »
1Peter 3:7, “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them (wives) with understanding, giving HONOR to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered”
We as husbands are called to dwell with our wives with understanding to which I will add, understanding heart which is to say being sympathetic. At times men can be insensitive, arrogant and pushy not caring about the feelings of other people especially their wives. Read the rest of this entry »
Genesis 2:18-25, vs. 18, “And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him”
In the last devo, I paid more attention to the fact that women (wives) are fearfully and wonderfully made and they are His daughters to be cared and natured, today I would like to share on biblical headship in addressing husbands (men).
We have the making of the woman, to be a help-meet for Adam. This was done upon the sixth day, as was also the placing of Adam in the garden. After an account of the seventh day’s rest; there is a general statement in Genesis 1:27, that God made man male and female, Observe that Adam was formed first, then Eve (1 Tim. 2:13). And she was made of the man, and for the man (1 Co. 11:8, 9), all which are urged as reasons for humility, modesty, silence, and submissiveness, of that sex in general, and particularly the subjection and reverence which wives owe to their own husbands.
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame”, Song of Songs 8:6
The lover speaks passionately of her desire toward the one whom she is deeply committed to. The lover desires to be set as a seal which would have shown sole possession. An engraved stone or metal seal was a mark of ownership in the ancient world. Possession of another’s seal indicated mutual access and possession. Read the rest of this entry »