The Bible teaches that prayer is a great blessing that God gives his people, but there are some things that the Bible teaches can hinder our ability to pray unto God. As we study the scriptures we will find that there are some things that will cause God not to hear, and answer our prayers. If we allow these things in our life, they could place us in a position of being unable to pray for someone or ourselves in a time of need. It is very important, therefore, that we understand those things that can hinder our prayers.
The first time the word mother appears in the Bible is in (Genesis 3:20). God made Adam, and then he took a rib from his side and made Eve. Since that time every man or woman has been brought into this world because of a mother. Throughout the Bible we read of mothers, both good and bad. A mother may choose to be many things, but there are none as great as a godly mother.
In the marital relationship a husband and wife are to portray to a lost and dying world the relational oneness that exists between Christ and His Church. Wives, you are to portray the Church in this relationship. The Bible says that the wife is to be subject to her husband the way that the Church is subject unto Christ. Wives, are you doing your part to portray this relationship to the world and bring glory and honor unto God?
There are some things a man simply must be before he is qualified to assume the role of a husband and father. Now this is not an exhaustive list by far, but there are four characteristics that a young man must possess in order to be suitable for a young woman. He must be a Christian, he must be committed to Biblical leadership, he must be a protector, and he must be a provider. A man who does not possess - or at least show signs of developing - these characteristics does not meet the basic job description laid down for husbands in the Bible.
It has been said that the woman is the heart of the home. Now if that is the case it raises a very important question for a young man to ask himself when looking for a wife. What kind of a heart do I want my home to have? This line of thinking will get a young man started down the right track, but it is our goal to introduce some additional thoughts from the Bible. As we do so we ask the question what should a young man look for in a young woman?
Husbands should seriously consider the picture they are painting for a watching world. In your relationship with your wife, are you portraying Christ's love and leadership to the Church? If you are not, God expects you to. In fulfilling his role withing the home, a husband is to reflect Christ in His relationship with the Church. This is a high calling! When a husband fails in his role, he fails to represent the Lord's love for the Church. He mars the image of Christ in a way which his wife cannot because he is Christ's authority in the home.
Children are to be taught the word of God. This teaching is not to be half-hearted or neglected. Instead, the Bible states that it is to be done diligently. In other words, the teaching is to be done with care and persistence. Who better to fill this role than the father? Children need diligent dads to be the men God intends for them to be.
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