Every day is a good day to ask yourself how to be a good husband. You’re a man of God striving to be a godly husband. But how do you define the duties of a Christian husband by Biblical standards?
A godly household reflects a higher order under Christ’s authority. Paul reminds Christians to submit to one another (Ephesians 5: 21) and wives to submit to husbands as to the Lord (Ephesians 22). The verses that follow provide important context for Ephesians 5: 21-33. For husbands, it’s a high bar! But when you step up as servant-leader in the footsteps of Christ, you’re worthy of your wife’s submission and respect.
In the game of life and within the boundaries of marriage, there are scriptural guidelines to be sure. The 10 Commandments (Exodus 20), Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-11) and bottom-line basics (John 3:16) are fundamental. As a Christian husband and leader of your household, stay close to your wife and follow God’s playbook – the Bible. Your wife is your life’s partner, beloved friend and helpmate (Genesis 2:18). Talk and pray together often (Matthew 18:20). Trust God at every turn. After all, you have a direct line to His wisdom (James 1:5)! Be steadfast and abound in the Lord’s work, but remember that victory comes through Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57-58).