As men, we all date back to Adam. There’s been many alterations along the way that has made us who we are today.
Take a few minutes to go to your Bible and read Genesis chapters 1-3. When you get to verse 3:6 what are your thoughts?
As we read, suddenly, Eve is having a conversation with someone other than Adam or God and what is Adam doing? I mean it’s a snake! Did all animals speak back, back then, and so it didn’t startle either of them? If it was modern days and he was walking along with Eve and someone came up and started challenging her on what God asked them to do, I picture Adam obliviously staring at his cell phone and then mindlessly joining in. Hello, earth to Adam.
And so, before I get all over my generational relative, I have to ask myself if I would have been any different or if I am any different at all. Am I just standing by idle while satan attempts to distract, challenge and take over my wife, my family or my life?
As men, our job is to care for our wives and our families. To be focused on their welfare and be aware of what can distract them from the Lord.
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you[a] of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:6
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9