TODAY’S SCRIPTURE 1 Timothy 3:12
It is said that when God wants a leader, He looks to the home. That is why Paul wrote the following words: “Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well” (1 Timothy 3:12). A man’s home life clearly demonstrates the level of his leadership ability.
When family members are doing “well,” it suggests that the head of the family is doing “well.” A flourishing family is among the best indications that a leader is prepared for additional responsibility. Paul highlighted three opportunities for growing as a servant-leader by tending the needs of your family.
God’s servants love their spouses deeply. Loving your spouse is one of the most important things you can do for your children. Your example influences their future, so show them what God intended married love to look like. Speak to your mate respectfully and affectionately. Be courteous and kind at all times. Do not judge and criticize. Let your kids hear you compliment your spouse.
God’s servants teach their children diligently (Deuteronomy 6). Life-skills like money management and good manners do not happen by accident. Parenting with purpose requires planning. It also means being prepared for teachable moments. Your children are counting on you to familiarize them with the lessons of the Bible and the teachings of Christ. So how are you equipping them to live abundant lives (John 10:10)?
God’s servants manage their households effectively. They provide their children with a home environment that is safe and spiritually uplifting. Love focuses your attention and energy on those for whom you care. Therefore, a well-run household is an undeniable sign of love.
Today, I will…prayerfully remember that caring for my family is the most important thing I will do during my time on earth.