EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SUNDAY DECEMBER 29, 2019
TEXT: 1 Samuel 25:2-37
KEY VERSE: Matthew 7: 6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
Talking about submission of wife's resources to her husband, it should be done in wisdom. This is because some wives are married to difficult unbelieving husbands and unbroken believers, who are like dogs and pigs. While wives are commanded to submit to their husbands, wives of such husbands must be cautious in such obedience, otherwise the holiness they are trying to earn or possess by submitting their resources may become polluted or tarnished in the sight of God.
In submitting to such difficult men, sometimes, their actions in return will bring hurts to their wives whereby it causes them to sin. Sometimes when the wife submits all her property in obedience to the word of God, such husbands, like Nabal, Abigail's husband, can turn back and scatter the Christian life of the wife so much that there will be no more holiness.
For example, a wife submits all her salary to her husband and he refuses to give her any money to feed the family or pay school fees of the children. The man may use all the money to drink, chase women or even to look after his own parents and siblings; or the husband receives all her money but will not give her transport to come to fellowship. He may refuse her taking out her tithes which is God's portion of money.
In any of these cases, the wife becomes frustrated and the holiness she is even trying to gain or protect will be lost. It may seem that the more you are trying to submit, the worse your husband is becoming in his wickedness. There is no wisdom in what you are doing. You are not gaining any righteousness, you are losing. You will even be promoting his foolishness. May the Lord help you to submit totally to your husband, not only your property, but your whole self in every area.
Submission of your property alone will not help you if your heart is not submitted as well. Your heart must first be submitted to God who will make your total submission easy for you.
Thought for the day:
Submission of resources to your husband should be done in wisdom.
Song for the day:
I love that man of Galilee....
Bible reading for the day:
Zechariah 10-12; Revelation 20.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA