There are seven prime duties of a Husband in the Bible, there are as follow:
- Prudent Leader
Duties of a Husband in the Bible
As a man of God, it is your God-given duty to safeguard yourself, your marriages, your families, your churches, and your country against both physical and spiritual assaults.
Satan is actively plotting against you in order to tempt you to sin against God. In order to ruin us, he lies, manipulates, and discourages us. The devil is crafty and devious, and he will use every means at his disposal to undermine and destroy you.
Protect Your Marriage
Let look at an all too common scenario, as a married man, you notice that woman at work who is dressed up for the day and pays you attention and admiration. In the meantime, you and your wife have been fighting recently.
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
It is critical for men of God to learn to withstand temptation’s wandering eye. Your marriage and family will crumble like dominoes if you fall.
Your transgression will be uncovered, you will be exposed, and the consequences will last a lifetime. Not only for yourself, but for everyone you care about.
You must remain attentive and keep your fleshly desires in check. Instead of following your emotions, take the initiative and lead it!
Protect Your family
We must also safeguard our families as we strive to protect ourselves from sin and our marriage. God created us to be physically powerful and capable of protecting ourselves and those we love.
However, being a guardian entails more than just providing physical security. We must also provide spiritual security.
This is accompanied by the knowledge and acceptance that this is our responsibility.
A Christian husband guards his wife and children by assisting them in avoiding sin. He wants to protect his family from the crimes of others.
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2. Prudent Leader
As a biblical man, you should be a wise leader who does his utmost to predict when danger is approaching. Not only for yourself, but for your entire family.
At the same time, you must not overlook the traps and snares that are placed for those who follow folly and immorality in this world; their end is death.
Seeing danger from afar off is part of being a wise leader and raising your children in the path they should go, as a biblical man. You must actively teach your children the life-threatening repercussions of immorality and ungodly behavior.
All of this should be done with the awareness that the Lord will come as a thief in the night at some point in the future and that we should all be prepared.
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We live in a world that is in perpetual flux. Today’s society is vastly different from that of Jesus’ time on the planet.
The modern male’s function has also evolved significantly, as many people’s perceptions of what it means to be a man in today’s society are hazy.
Despite cultural shifts, the Bible is extremely clear on what it means to be a man, and not simply biologically.
In the Bible, the roles he is to play and the obligations he is to assume are clearly specified.
The act of providing has long been linked with men. A man’s responsibility is to provide for his family and others who rely on him, not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually.
Furthermore, the Bible makes it clear that a man is to be the head of his household and the provider.
1 Timothy 3:4 “For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God.”
Truth, biblical virtues, and principles are promoted by a biblical man. The writings of Deuteronomy, 2 Peter, and 2 Chronicles all demonstrate this.
The Example of Jehoshaphat
We can observe the pitfalls of compromising with the world by looking at Jehoshaphat’s story in 2 Chronicles, Chapters 17–20.
Jehoshaphat was a devout man who sought the Lord and followed His instructions. He exalted the Lord’s ways, banished idols from the country, and dispatched instructors to instruct his people in God’s ways.
Despite his commitment to the Word, Jehoshaphat established an unholy partnership with the evil king Ahab.
When a prophet rebuked him, he accepted the criticism and went on to promote more reforms that would restore the people and honor God.
A biblical man, based on Jehoshaphat’s experiences, is not immune to the temptation of compromising with the enemy.
Men in the Bible are not always the best promoters.
Being a godly man does not imply that you will never commit sin; we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
Humanity’s most defining quality is sinfulness, and we are all guilty before God.
However, as a Christian man, it is your responsibility to actively seek God’s instruction in order to transform your life.
We must struggle and make effort according to God’s might in order to continue to grow spiritually.
Peter talks about putting forth all effort to grow in Christ and as a biblical man in the Bible.
I would encourage you to devote yourself to these truths in order to grow spiritually since you will not progress spiritually unless you apply diligence. It will be difficult for you as a biblical man.
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Promote as You Grow and Learn
Peter in his second book continues to talk about the characteristics of a godly man and emphasizes growth, where diligence is emphasized.
2 Peter 1:5-9 “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
7 To godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins”.
As a mentor, you offer your family, particularly your children and wife, encouragement, counsel, companionship, reinforcement, and constructive examples.
According to research, quality mentoring benefits kids by increasing high school graduation rates, boosting self-esteem and self-confidence, and lowering the risk of starting drug and alcohol use.
Through the power of presence, which is God’s will and what you should pursue, responsible fatherhood and effective mentoring bring hope to young lives.
Few people realize it, yet planning is included among a husband’s responsibilities in the Bible. And I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that a man’s choices decide the course of his life.
Our existence will eventually be determined by the plans we develop and how successfully we execute them.
As a man, you have influence over your decisions before you make them. But once those decisions are made, they will have influence over you.
Moreover, nobody wants to fail, but anyone who fails to plan has already planned to fail. Many unsuccessful enterprises, failing government, failed New Year’s goals, failed exams, and even failed lives demonstrate this.
The majority of these failures occur as a result of a lack of planning. That is why, if you truly want to be successful, all successful people will encourage you to plan.
Success does not happen by chance! It’s a series of well-planned activities executed one at a time. For this reason, if you want to be a good husband, planning is key, as it will help you in the achievement of your life’s objectives. And it doesn’t matter what those objectives are; if you plan, you will achieve them.
The slogan of the Boyscouts is “Be Prepared.” There’s a reason for that. Even the American Boy Scouts have long understood that good men are prepared men.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the average Christian man isn’t prepared and isn’t preparing others.
Using charity to prepare yourself and your family will promote humility and compassion in your family, as well as offer them a sense of empowerment in a world full of tragedy and uncertainty.
I hope you and your family will find this piece on the seven biblical roles of a husband useful.