The Husband, The Head

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Ephesians 5: 23 – ‘For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body’.

A lot of women struggle with the idea of their husbands being head over them. In the same way, a lot of men misunderstand their role as the head of the woman. Back in Genesis 3: 16 when God said that the woman’s husband will rule over her, it was unqualified. But in the New Testament, we are told how the headship of the husband is to be similar to how Christ is the head of the church.

Christ as the head of the church covers the church. It is the same way that a man as the head of a woman should cover the woman. Christ went to the ends of the earth to redeem His bride the church. And although the husband does not need to go to the ends of the earth because Christ already went once and for all; he does need to redeem his wife spiritually while engaging in a thriving relationship with God.

Working and making a living is fine, but Christian men should stop leaving the spiritual things to the women. You are the priests of your homes. God loves order and He didn’t create the woman to be the priest of the home. He created her to help you. Not to do it all for you. God wants men to step up to their responsibilities in the spirit. Being responsible physically and irresponsible spiritually still amounts to irresponsibility.

And if you do not know how to go about it, Christ has given you a perfect example. Men and husbands need to begin to take their spiritual territories and begin to live out the Word of God in their lives and in the lives of their families.

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