Day 39: For Husbands

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Aimee Larsen 0 Comments

"And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him...And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam...and he took one of his ribs...And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man" Genesis 2:18, 21-22
Head: What does being a help meet mean to a husband?  What does God teach concerning the role of a husband?

The first and most important thing to know is that when studying on marriage, it is not the wife's place to study on what a husband should do and it's not the husband's place to study on the wife's "place".  It is the responsibility of each to study on one's own responsibilities only and stay focused on God's guidance.

"For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.  Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man"  1 Corinthians 11:8-9
The good wife's guide.
Because your wife, your help meet, was created perfectly for you; wouldn't you want to treat her as you would treat yourself?  For everything that you want for yourself in your marriage, you should also want for your wife; love, kindness, respect, etc.  It is God's plan that husband and wife are ONE in marriage and that being the case, it does not mean equal.  It means that your weaknesses are to be made stronger by your wife's strengths and your wife's weaknesses are made stronger by your strengths.  It's a little like putting together a puzzle with each others pieces to create one beautiful "picture" of life together.

Heart: Your wife's divine calling is to be your help meet, to help you be the man, husband, father, etc. that you need to be.  In order to do that your wife needs you to honor her with respect and love.  It's the little things that husbands do to show their love for their wives that keep the wives going.  God's guidance and prayer will show her how she can please her husband but it's important that husbands recognize the burden that wives carry as help meets.

I am not going to rattle off all the responsibilities of a husband as are Biblically true, but I am going to encourage them to study on God's Word to learn more about how to love and cherish as God intends.
Hands:  That the husband take up the responsibility as the spiritual leader in the home and start today on studying a husbands role in God's Word with prayer.

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