Leadership begins at Home

Leadership at home is at an all-time crisis level.  There is no doubting this fact.  Together, however, we can begin to change all this, if we are truly committed to change.

We must begin with the time-tested truths and principles of the sacred Scriptures.

I.  According to the sacred Scriptures, marriage is between a man and a woman (Gen. 2:24).  This is God’s way (Matt. 19:4-6).  Because of this conviction, I do not approve of homosexual unions, believing that such are contrary to God’s Word and therefore sinful (Rom. 1:21-27).

II.  According to the sacred Scriptures, the husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church (Eph. 5:23).  In this position of headship, however, the husband needs to take his cue from Jesus and not his fallen nature.  Often, because of his fallen nature, the husband has abused and misused his headship.  In this case, this is not headship in a Christlike manner.

For the husband to be head of his wife as Christ is head of his church, the husband must learn to serve his wife with a sacrificial love, putting the welfare of his wife before himself.  If a husband is not willing to do this, then he is not fit be the head of his wife, which is an honorable position.  He needs to repent and change his ways.

III.  As the leader of his home, the husband and father must be a biblical model for both his wife and children.  He must lead them (Gen. 17; 1 Tim. 3:5).  What a wife desires more than anything of her husband is that he assumes biblical manhood–shepherding his own heart and that of his household, according to the Word of God.  This the desire of our children as well.

As fathers, we need to be the heroes and models for our children.  We must not leave the role of hero and role model to celebrities–whether in Hollywood or music or fashion or athletics.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.  (Eph. 6:4 NLT)

Fathers, when you do not lead your homes as you have been called to lead, you are neglecting a sacred responsibility and leaving this role of leadership to whomever whatever your wives and children choose.  This is not God’s way or will.

It is as a husband and a father that I write.  It is because of my commitment to biblical manhood that I write.  It is because the enemy is destroying our homes, our communities, and our nation as a whole that I write.

We must act now.  We have abandoned our post of leadership far too long.  We must assume it once again.  We owe it to our wives.  We owe it to our children and their children.

Let’s resolve this very moment to change our ways and follow the path of leadership the Lord has called us to (Deut. 6:1-9).

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