My wife and I are equals in life, but when it comes to how Good set up the family structure, here made the men the spiritual leader of his house. That doesn’t mean he is above his wife, but it does mean that I am responsible for the well-being of my family’s physical and emotional needs. But it doesn’t stop there; I am also held accountable for their spiritual well-being also.
If I say that I love my wife, and I protect her physically and emotionally, yet fail to do so spiritually, then I am showing I really don’t have her best interest in mind 100%. God have her to me, and I am too cherish her and care for her and protect her at all cost.
The same goes when it comes to our children, they were intrusted to us and we need to look out for them in the same manner as we do our wife.
Every night before I go to bed I plead the blood of Jesus over my wife, our children, where we live, over my wife’s vehicle: the path she takes to take our kids to school, the path she takes to come home; then I proceed to pray Scripture over them. The Bible says the angels harken at the Word of God (Psalm 103:20), and my family is protected because of His Word.
As husbands, this is what we ought to do for the family God has given us; the family we are responsible for. They should be cherished, loved and looked after above all else.