3 Ways A Man Should Lead His Home
I happened upon this blog from David Bruskas the other day and loved some of the things he offered in his blog. He says, "A man who loves Jesus and leads his family well has at least three roles in common with the man who is called to lead the church." Check out the three ways a man should lead his home:
1. THE EVERYDAY PREACHER
A husband and father can’t impart what he doesn’t possess. So the best strategy for the everyday preacher is to first preach the gospel to himself. Then, through his own repentance, he is able to lead his family to the very place where he himself has been.
2. THE PROTECTIVE PASTOR
A pastor is a protector. Just as a shepherd protects his sheep from dangers of all sorts, a pastoring husband and dad lovingly guards his family from harm.
Harm can enter the home through dangerous individuals, but dangerous ideas are just as threatening. The man as a protector of his home keeps a watch over the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of his wife and kids. He takes the deception of worldly values and demonic lies just as seriously as dangerous criminals. And his family is nurtured and secure under the umbrella of his care.
3. THE HARD-WORKING PROVIDER
Jesus has called the man of the home to also be the primary provider for the family. This is such a serious thing that the Bible contains one of its most stern warnings on this subject: “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for the members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Tim. 5:8).
Practically, trusting God to supply every need means you can work hard and trust Jesus fully to give you the joy of providing financially for those you love most.
I'd love to know your thoughts on these three bullet points and maybe some examples from your own life by writing a comment below.