“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh towards them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. (NIV) Colossians 3:18-20
The desire of God is to establish and uphold a Christian home for all people. Christian marriage involves a man and woman, both believers (preferably), living according to Biblical principles, committed to each other exclusively for life, and seeking to raise godly children. The home that has Christ as the head and commander is the best place you will love to be on earth.
Husbands will love their wives if Christ is the king and commander at home. Men are created to be heads and perform as God expects of them. Men are to be providers or sources of all spiritual and physical material the family needs. Remember, God will not give you a gift which you cannot handle. God will not create a family through you and leave you to sort it out yourself. Because the source of marriage is God, He provides the resources to keep it running. God is a faithful Being and will provide.
Men are to be protectors of the family. Spiritual protection is the most important guide you can provide for your family after which physical and social safeguarding can be secured. Your family is uncovered when you have all the physical wealth without God in your home. Men are to be motivators and the major source of happiness which unites the family.
When Christ has a seat and heads the affairs of the family, mothers perform many activities. Men build houses but women create homes or habitable environments. When women accept their divine positions and are committed to their duties, there is peace and development in the home. Mothers have uncountable duties which can be summarized as follows:
M - Managers, O - Obedient, T - Teachers, H - Hospitable, E - Example, R – Rejoices
Children will be humble and obedient when the parents have established the family on Christ. We have many disobedient children in the world because couples and parents fail to let Christ inside their family affairs. The best way to train a child is to practice what is good and the child will automatically follow.
When Christ is in the family, there is a happy home because wives will be submissive, husbands will love and children will obey according to Colossians 3:18-20. When Christ is in the family, all members of the family will humble themselves to please God and one another. When Christ is in the family, the whole community enjoys peace and harmony. Let Christ have the top seat in your home. Amen!