Friday, 10 March 2017

Man as King of the House By Apostle Pride Sibiya

A king takes responsibility for the welfare of his people. He provides both justice and mercy for them. Jesus is a king from the line of David. A king provides for and offers protection and security for his people.

A man is to be the family king. He provides for the needs of his family. He works diligently to earn enough for food and shelter. He administers discipline with fairness. He quickly forgives and overlooks offenses. He acts in a manner worthy of receiving honor. He treats his wife with consideration and respect. He is careful not to be harsh with her. He is a provider for his family.

Man as King:
God is calling for all man to be kings. The king led, protected and provided for the safety of the realm. He secured the infrastructure necessary for development. He justly applied the law of God to the government, commerce and care of the state … The king was not only a warrior, but he also was the representative of the realm in dialogues with the “world.” He planned strategies, negotiated alliances, and applied the word of God to daily conflicts …

Practical Marks of Man as King:


1. Leadership
: Do you abuse or abdicate in the area of leadership? Examine the major areas—your faith, your marriage, your family, your job, your relationships with friends, your service to the community, your physical health and well-being, your stewardship over the resources God has given you, and your recreational time—and decide where you need to begin to take some initiative and lead.

We are called to cultivate Christ in our spouses …
We are called to be the leaders and visionaries of the house. To do so effectively, we must be guided by a vision of who they are, a picture of who they were meant to be [like Christ] and a grasp of our role in helping them become like Christ.” Do not make this leadership idea secular, but biblical:

Luke 22:26, “But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.”

Ephesians 5:25-27, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.”

Women do not respect a man who does not know how to lead the home. Women do not respect a man who does not have a vision for their family. The man as the king of the house must be a leader who carries the vision for the house.

2. Provision: A king is the source and provider. God did not put man in the garden to play. He put him in the garden to work. The idea is: Manhood=labor. Providing for the family is the man’s responsibility. That involves planning, hard work and decision making.

Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent surely lead to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Psalm 104:23 Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until evening.

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.

Women do not respect a man who is not a source.

2. Protection:
Deuteronomy 22 talks about a girl who commits adultery with a married man and she is sentenced to death by stoning. They put her to death on the steps of her father’s house, because he has failed to teach, shepherd, instruct, and protect her. This isn’t just true of fathers and daughters. It is true of fathers and sons as well. All through Proverbs we read instruction after instruction on how to stay away from the harlot, the adulteress. It’s a dad’s role to protect his son from pornography and promiscuity. Proverbs 5:1-6
Man as King of the House By Apostle Pride Sibiya
Man as King of the House By Apostle Pride Sibiya
This is difficult. If you are like me, when I look at the pattern the Scriptures lay out for us as men, it’s daunting. I fail in these areas daily. You and I need Jesus. We need the grace given to us by Jesus when we look at these things and weep over our sin and wickedness and bad parenting. We need Jesus, the true prophet, priest, and king to bring us to the Father and remind us of grace so as we seek to obey him, we do so out of gratitude for our Father…maybe then our children will be grateful for theirs – transcript for his glory conference.

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