June 16, 2024

Godly Husband: You Must Be Born Again

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Godly Husband
older husband and wife

Men, the first step in having a strong and healthy marriage is to first make sure that you have been saved from your sins and that you are following Christ.

There are many things that will come up in your marriage: finances, children, decisions, etc.  You and your wife will have differences of opinion on these things, but if you have the same Lord and Savior, you will be able to rally around and look to Jesus for the answers to the tough ones.

I cannot begin to stress how important this point is.  Without this as a foundation for your life together the two of you will be disagreeing about ideas, but with nothing to turn to.  You may have struggles or feelings of hurt, and you will have trouble resolving them.

It’s true, the wives must have this too, but in order to be a godly leader and to build your wife and children up in the Lord you have to examine your heart and make sure that you are changed inside.  It’s not enough to know that you prayed a prayer or that you have a head knowledge of God.  What must happen is that you must have trusted Christ’s work on the cross as salvation of your sin apart from anything that you can do, and you must believe that God has raised Him from the dead.

Your life should be evidencing fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.  You should have a desire to know the things of God and not find the things of God boring.  You should have a desire for your children and your friends to know God.  You should hurt for those that die without Christ.

So, take the time, examine your heart and life, and make sure that you are on God’s team, because the rest flows from there.

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