The Man, The Husband, The Father – Part 2
“And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”” ~ Genesis 2:18 NKJV. “It is not good for man to be alone, I will make him a helper…” With those words, our Sovereign God begun the process that led to the first marriage union between a man and a woman.
Marriage is God’s institute for helping godly men grow as leaders, learn sacrifice and selflessness, recognize and conquer their weaknesses, and forge godly character, but it must be done His way, so as to truly enjoy the wonderful blessings that come with this process.
In this continuation of the series on The Man, The Husband, The Father, the hosts of your favorite podcast being led by Holy Spirit examined a Biblical man in his crucial role as the husband.
Brothers, lean in and be refreshed. Sisters, share this episode with your spouses, fiancés, brothers, nephews, or any other males you may know.
All the blessings!
In this episode…
— In what ways does a husband’s relationship with his wife reflect his relationship with Christ? [06:42]
- “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for her.” This mandate from Holy Spirit in Ephesians 5:25 is pivotal to godly men fulfilling their roles as husbands. Some of the practical ways a husband’s relationship with his wife reflect his relationship with Christ include:
- – leading her not as a “ruler,” but as a “servant leader” like Christ.
- – enduring, in love, through hardship and tough times for the goal that’s set before the husband and the wife.
- – serving her, just as Christ “…did not come to be served, but to serve…”
- Husbands should continuously seek wisdom from Holy Spirit, for “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” ~ Proverbs 24:3-4.
— ”…and the two shall become one flesh…” how can husbands ensure oneness with their wives? [25:16]
- The two shall become one flesh–emotionally, intellectually, financially, spiritually, and in purpose, so that they may fulfill God’s kingdom agenda through their union.
- Oneness in marriage occurs when the husband and wife dissolve willingly into their covenant without losing identity, personality, interests, intellects or talents.
- Establishing an environment for mutual spiritual growth, communicating properly-which includes listening attentively, resolving conflicts swiftly, fleeing sexual immorality, and not being unequally yoked with their spouse within the household are some ways husbands can ensure oneness with their wives.
— List three things you love about being a husband and the reasons why. [44:58]
- Our sovereign God has blessed the hosts of your favorite podcasts with beautiful, Holy Spirit-filled women of God and here are some of the things they love about being husbands:
- God purposed them to be husbands to their wives, and within that, they are commanded to love them also–which is a privilege, their spouses in submission and willingness, allowing them to lead.
- Being a provider, not just financially, but as one who anticipates and does the strategic planning for the household., thinking about the goals — not just the financial goals, but the spiritual goals and emotional goals of the household.
- Having a helpmate, not solely as commanded by our sovereign God but also in the sense of Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”