Sunday, June 3, 2018
Stand up and be a man
God made us man and woman, for a reason. We are different and we have different roles. God's ways are perfect. If we violate God's order and His plan then we are doomed to failure and destruction.
The man must be the father, leader, provider and priest of his house. You can only fulfill your God ordained role, if you submit to Jesus and obey Him. You need to get your wisdom from Him in all things. The father must lead his family in serving God, and he can only do that if he is totally submitted to Jesus.
You are responsible for your house and God holds you accountabe for that which He has entrusted to you, for the wife He has given you, and for the children that He has blessed you with.
If you follow and obey Jesus, He will guide you in all things and He will supply in all your needs. He will enable you to work and supply for your family and He will guide you in all decisions. He will give you wisdom to deal with all situations, but you need to stay close to Him, because without Jesus, we can do nothing. Without Jesus we will surely fail.
The Lord's guidance is not always easy to follow, but you have to follow Jesus, not your wife, not your own mind or other people, whoever they might be. You have to submit to Jesus, live according to His teachings, seek and follow His guidance and do as He commands you to do. Submit yourself to Jesus; you will prosper in His ways and you and your house and your children, will be blessed.
All men must know that you and your house fear, serve and honor God.
The father of the house must submit himself to the discipline of the Lord and he must discipline his children. "All discipline, for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." Hebrews 12:11.
Do not conform to the world, do not give in to preasure to be worldly. Follow after Jesus, not after the world, the media and satan. Do not allow sin to be practiced in your house. Do not let the TV and the media determine your way of living. "The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous." Proverbs 3:33. Your house must be a house of prayer, not of fun, excess, sin, fornication and worldliness.
Do not spoil your children, but teach them to work hard, earn a living and be fruitful. Do not give your children everything they want and do not allow them to follow after their worldly friends. Teach them to fear, obey and respect God, and not to give in to peer pressure. You must set the example.
Pray for your house and teach your children to pray, to fear and serve Jesus. Teach your children to get their guidance and help from Jesus. They will follow your footsteps and if you guide them wrong, God will punish you and your wife. Jesus said:"but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."Matthew 18:6.
Love your wife and respect her. Teach your children to respect and honor her. Pray with her and together, seek your wisdom and guidance from Jesus. Be faithful to your wife and care for her needs. There will only be harmony in your house, if you both submit to Jesus. Jesus must always be first. Seek His kingdom and His righteousness, His guidance and His approval, and obey Him.
Stand up and be a man. Repent from going your own way, from being lazy, from being a coward. Submit yourself to Jesus, serve Him, and He will keep you standing. Follow Him, and He will guide you in all things. Stay close to Jesus and you will not stumble. He will keep you and sustain you. Be the man that Jesus made you to be.
May Jesus bless you.