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COUPLES –

This morning, I want to write about four principles that should never be flouted by any lady, flouting these principles is a sure way a woman can destroy her family.

1. Never Compare Your Home Or Family With Another.

A lot of women are caught up in comparison traps, spending the money they don’t have to buy things they don’t need in order to impress people that are not even taking note!

You need to understand that some people use 90% of their income to pose and show forth, so it is foolhardy to compare yourself with them.

For we dare not make ourselves of the number or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. -2Corintians 10:12 (KJV)

See how another translation puts it;

We’re not, understand, putting ourselves in a league with those who boast that they’re our superiors. We wouldn’t dare do that. But in all this comparing and grading and competing, they quite miss the point. -2Corintians 10:12 (MSG)

When you fall into a comparison trap, you can put yourself, your husband, and your family in unnecessary pressure. Continual comparison can sentence one into a perpetual state of ungratefulness to God which can eventually culminate in depression.

2. Never Become The Head Of Your Family.

That is not the order that God has instituted. The moment you try to do this, you have violated the principles of God and confusion will surely set in.

This is often expressed when you refuse to accept corrections from your husband.

But I want you to understand that Christ is supreme over every man, the husband is supreme over his wife, and God is supreme over Christ. -1Corintians 11:3 (GNB)

I am not in any way suggesting you violate God’s principles in order to ‘submit’ to your husband. But in a general sense, a wife is supposed to submit to her own husband. Some women submit to their Pastors but not to their husbands.

That bothers on hypocrisy because you are submitting to another man’s husband in effect. Your submission to your Pastor becomes genuine when you really submit to your own husband.

To be continued…

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I am a wise woman. I love my spouse appropriately

PRAYERS FOR THE DAY
Pray that God will give you the wisdom to be a helpmeet indeed

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Pray for your husband and children now.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Daniel 4

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