• James McMaster

God’s order for the Family


Great news- in a chaos filled world God has and is restoring His beautiful harmony. Nowhere is this more evident than within the life of the family.

God calls husbands to be leaders in the home, leaders who lovingly and sacrificially lead their wives and children in God’s paths. He calls husbands to head up their families in such a manner that they will willingly crawl over broken glass to ensure the safety of the people that God has entrusted to their care.


The Bible’s rational for this is the example of Jesus who ‘loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish’.


In this context wives are called to lovingly submit to their own husbands, recognising and affirming their God-given headship. The Bible’s rational for this is, again, the example of the church’s relationship to her Lord-“ For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Saviour of the body”.


To be sure, in today’s liberal climate where everything is accepted except God’s Truth, these are daring words. But for those who dare, with God’s help to put them into practice, they will be found to be words of freedom.

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