How I love the Bible! It is a perfect guide for doing life. Last week, I encountered 1 Timothy 5:14 and “guide the house” came alive. 1 Timothy 5:14 (KJV) says:
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
While there is a lot to share regarding this scripture, today’s focus is on “guiding the house.” Dear wives, we are called to guide our homes.
God wants the wife to guide the house. How can a wife guide the house while simultaneously submitting to her husband who is the “head of the wife”? (Ephesians 5:23) It seems complicated. However, the love of God in the heart of a wife makes guiding the house and submitting to her husband possible.
Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (AMP)
When a wife’s goal is to advance God’s kingdom through our parenting and marriage, she will undoubtedly guide her house in the right direction without stress.
We can guide the house by prioritizing our relationship with God. If we don’t guide our house, we will give the enemy an opportunity to destroy the home. No spiritual downtime or vacation this year. Let’s ask God for the grace and wisdom to guide our house.
If today was your last day on earth, do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you sure you will make it to heaven? If you are not sure, you need to give your life to Jesus Christ. Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
Welcome to God’s family!
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Author: Temi Michael-O
Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife and #boymom. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed. She created this space to share spiritual experiences of motherhood, provide emotional support to families and develop a virtual community where Christian mothers can share Biblical viewpoints on parenting and other aspects of life.
As a lifelong learner with a passion for mental health, Temi is a PhD student (Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders). She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health consultant, Certified New Parent Educator, trained Postpartum Doula, and U.S. Army veteran.
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Amen 🙏🏽 we guide our home when we first submit to the Lord
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