I will like to start today’s devotional by asking a question.
Which is more important, the hand or the shoulder joint in the hand?
If we think of the many things the hand does we feel the hand is more important.
But without the shoulder joint, the hand is useless.
The joint makes it easy for the hand to function. No matter the feat the hand performs, the credit goes to the joint.
To know how useless the hand can be, try and get someone who has problems with his/her joint. If the joint is immovable, then the hand is nothing but a decoration.
This analogy shows what the wife is meant to be to her husband.
Every wife no matter how you see your self, you are like that shoulder joint.
What the shoulder joint is to the hand, that is what the wife is to her husband.
Without you, your husband CANNOT function optimally. You are the ‘wind beneath his wings”.
To function like God created the woman to, she has to obey God who knows how to make her fit against all odds.
The original intention of God for every woman is to make the man function better.
I was gleaning from a book by Elizabeth George, and she stated there that the high calling of every wife (amongst other thing) is to love her husband.
Tit 2:4 MSG
By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children
Tit 2:4 AMP
So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,
Tit 2:4 KJV
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
I believe older women by experience have learnt that you need God to function like He created you to.
They can now teach the younger wives who think probably they know better
The older women too when they were younger have tried so many things and method from trying to fight their way, insisting on their right etc.
I believe what qualifies the older women to teach the younger ones is that they have toured the same route and now know which road is better to take.
The way to tread is the way of submission and loving your husband. You love your husband as a responsibility and honor to God and not because your husband deserves it.
As you obey God’s injunction to love your husband, give God the permission to make you what you are meant to be – a joint, and God also works on on your husband who cherishes and nurture you as his own flesh.
The protection of the wife is with the husband. The authority to care and protect her.
It is God that can bring out this part from the husband.
To do that, God says to the wife to love Him and submit.
First by praying for him daily, praising him and showing your affection by pampering him.
This is God’s order. It works. Embrace your high calling as a wife and all shall be well.
God bless your marriage.
Confession of the day
I am submissive to my husband and I love him as my service to God.
Prayer for the day
Lord, help me to fulfill my high calling, to focus on it.
Thought of the day
Tit 2:4 MSGBy looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children