Pastor W.F Kumuyi the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, has revealed the seven pillars that must be in any godly home to enable it stand. Pastor Kumuyi described the family as the hope of the church. He went further to explain that God has a divine expectation for the Christian family. God has a divine purpose, plan and prescription for the godly home, so we must partner with Him to achieve His goal in our homes.
SEVEN PILLARS IN A GODLY FAMILY
Love is the unconditional affection that must flow in the family to enable it stand. It the first and necessary pillar that must be at the forefront in every Christian family. When love is in the family, hatred, malice, bitterness and anger will disappear. Ephesians 5:25, 4:31
2. SELF SACRIFICE
A stingy man or woman will not make a godly home. Self sacrifice is another pillar that will ensure that godliness flow in the family. The man must be able to make sacrifice likewise the wife. Christ gave Himself for the Church, we must learn such act of self sacrifice to ensure our families stand firm and unmovable. Ephesians 5:25, Isaiah 58:7
Righteousness is a very necessary pillar in the family that build trust. When the husband or wife is not righteous, there is suspicion of infidelity from both parties. Righteousness make every member in the family to be heavenly minded. Ephesians 5:26, Rev 19:7-8
4. COMPREHENSIVE CARE
There must be comprehensive care from both parties in the Christian family, the man must be at the hem of affairs in ensuring that he care for the wife and the children. The wife also must make a point of duty to complement her husband, assist him in meeting the basic need of the family. Ephesians 5:28, I Thessalonians 2:7
5. INSEPARABLE ONENESS
The plan of God for the husband and wife is till death do them part. Nothing ever happens that will separate the husband and the wife, or scatter the family. The family must stick together both in bad and good times. By marriage covenant the man and his wife must be glued together. Ephesians 5:31, Matthew 19:3
6. MUTUAL RESPECT
for the family to stand the test of time, there must be mutual respect coming from the man to the wife and from the wife to her husband. This pillar in the family must not be neglected. Ephesians 5:32-33, I Peter 3:7
the last pillar in the Christian family is submission. There must be submission from the wife to the husband and form husband to the wife. Many families have been broken because they neglect the pillar of submission. In a Christian family, God expect that the whole family submit to one another. Ephesians 5:21, Genesis 21:10-14
When all these pillars are intact in our families, we will discover that the plan and purpose of God will be achieved in our families. As Ministers, out families will be a role model to others and we will have confidence to preach the gospel of God.
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