About a week ago I was asked by my daughter why in the Bible does it say that the man is the head of the house. She went on saying she wants to be the leader. Wow, what a tough question to answer, right?
Well I let her know that marriage is a give and take. That the husband must lead but that does not mean that you are not involved. I told her to look up Proverbs 31 as I believe this is the best verse to help us understand marriage. It all starts at verse 10
11 Her husband can trust her and she will enrich his life
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earning she plants a vineyard
I want to comment on this- no where does it say, she goes to her husband and asks for permission and she has earnings.
17 She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. (NLT)
Read the whole thing down to verse 31, as you will see all the value of the woman in this verse but you will also see that the husband is a leader. This does not mean the wife is submissive but that he is strong with the power of God behind him and the decisions he makes is noteworthy.
Sending All My Love!
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