Posted by: missionventureministries | October 28, 2013

A HUMBLE HUSBAND – 1 Peter 3:7

1 Peter 3

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Peter 3:7). 

A humble husband has his heart open to the Lord and seeks to follow Christ’s commands. He submits to His Savior Jesus before he expects submission from his wife. A humble husband hears from God before He seeks to direct his family. It is because of his position of humility that his prayers are not hindered.

In addition, a husband who has a humble spirit is considerate and caring for his wife. He makes her feel special on a daily basis. Humility acts in a respectful and loving manner, always watching for ways to honor God’s gift—his wife. Love and respect are twin characteristics of humility that tower over pride.

A humble husband is quick to admit he does not know everything; consequently, he values his wife’s opinion and advice. Before a major decision, he leads his wife in prayer to their heavenly Father asking for His wisdom and direction. She is assured knowing that he, as the spiritual leader of the home, is accountable to almighty God. Humility attracts trust.

A humble husband sees Jesus as his model of humility that leads to obedience. “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:8). Humility follows Jesus wherever He leads.

Powerful prayers flow from the heart of a humble husband. On his knees he battles against the enemy on behalf of his family. He understands his responsibility to represent God in the home. His attitude toward almighty God strongly influences his wife and children’s attitude toward the Lord. He totally trusts the Lord and leads his family to do the same.

What is happening in your heart? Is it proud or humble under Christ’s authority? Have you accepted your position as the spiritual leader of your home? If so, engage with your wife as joint heirs of God’s gracious gift of life. Learn to love her like the Lord loves her. Admit your wrongs, ask her forgiveness, and serve her well—so your prayers will prosper for God’s glory.

“The Lord said to me, ‘Go, show your love to your wife again…. Love her as the Lord loves’” (Hosea 3:1).

Questions: Do I humble myself daily before the Lord and my wife? Does she normally feel my love and respect for her? Do I love her as much as Christ loved the church? 

The Bible teaches us to: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Source:     Boyd Bailey – Wisdom Hunters

                  Adapted for translation into Portuguese and Spanish by

                  Mission Venture Ministries

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Responses

  1. hi servant of God, it is of great apleasure to meet you, iam pastor
    Eric Wakoli from kenya.iam born again by christian faith.ivisted
    your website and got embraced with your humble services,they real touched my heart together with my church members.due to your strong faith about God whom we serve,i do request your fellowship,rather working under your condusive ministry,i had decided so because your belief agrees with our faith.togetherness will enable your powerful sermon
    to convert the lost sheep to the right truck,also will enable us
    share testmonies and challeanges in the ministry.in my ministry i have not get rooted that is why i need your supernatural nourishment
    through fellowship,prayers and be my spiritual guider/true friend for life,i will be glady to hear
    from you soonest.be blessed shalom

    • Dear Pastor Wakoli, we will be praying for you and you are welcome to use any materials we have on our site for furthering the ministry for the Kingdom of God. Blessings and Shalom.


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