FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR PRAYER
1 Peter 3: 1-7
“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives…so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” 1 Pet 3:7
God gives a high regard to the marriage institution. It is the smallest most powerful unit of human society. That is why the devil focuses intently his attacks on homes. He knows that once there is disintegration at that level, then much of its negative effects would be transferred to the society. That is why every party in the marriage institution must strive to maintain harmony and peaceful coexistence so that God’s purpose would stand. A particular instruction is, however, given to the husband to be considerate as he lives with his wife because this has a bearing to the spiritual tempo in the family, especially the prayer altar.
The main responsibility in the home lies at the feet of the man. Men often like to repeat the biblical adage, “Wives, submit.” But in reality, the most important command in the passage on the husband-wife relationship is the one which says, “Husband, love.” The only way to put off strife in the home is to love as Jesus loved. He loved us while we were still sinners to the extent of dying for us (Romans 5:6). That is how a man should bear his wife’s weaknesses too. If you are married, make effort to apply this principle to your marriage. If you are single, understand upfront that marriage requires demonstration of selfless love for it to work.
- Birthday Blessing: “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” Proverbs 4:18
RBT Passage: 2 Samuel 17; 2 Corinthians 10; Ezekiel 24.
“Friendship requires attention. It must have something to feed on and respond to.” – Ed. Wheat