The third and final part of our message, Married for Life, The Husband God Created You to Be.
A Call to War
Husbands, I want to call us into the war. Perhaps the most important fight you may ever engage in. Throughout our culture, the biblical definition of what a husband is, is being challenged. Long gone are the days of TV sitcoms where Father Knows Best. Where the role of the husband and father were respected and honored. Today the character of the husband and father is a constant source of mockery. The husband is portrayed as a bumbling fool, disorganize, disrespected, and lacking in wisdom and leadership. He is a sexed-crazy, affair flaunting, womanizer unable to love or care, much less be an affective father.
Even in the church, husbands have taken a back seat and allowed women to shoulder the responsibilities that are rightfully ours. We have turned over the responsibility to teach and lead our families, to youth groups and children’s programs. And we settle for the simple idea, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’
Well I’m saying it is broke, and it’s time for us to fix it. And fixing it begins with us as husbands finally embracing the God-given role to be a husband. It’s time that we stand up and engage the fight. It’s time to take back our wives and our marriages, our children and our families, and be the husbands that God has called, NO, the men that God created us to be.
It’s time to fight. It’s time to fight for what matters most.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
This week, the homework is for us as husbands.
This week, I want you to shut off the TV, lock up the tools, close the garage, and sit with your wives and ask them these three questions.
1. What do I do well as your husband?
2. What do you need most from me as your husband?
3. How can I be a blessing to you?
Not married guys? Consider these questions.
1. What does it mean to be a husband?
2. What kind of husband do I want to be?
3. Who in my life could serve as an example of a Godly-husband and what can I learn from them?