Yesterday we introduced the concept of God’s design for leadership. Scripture indicates that God designed every area of leadership, beginning with the home.
The first institution established by God was built on the design of leadership. Paul reminds us of that design, “The husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church” (Ep. 5:23). This explains why he instructs husbands, “Love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her” (v. 25).
Love indicates something significant in the direction of leadership. Husbands must give their best in the home. The effort to give all to the job and the people who surround us, only to give what is left over to our wives, goes against God’s design for leadership in the home.
To properly lead in other areas of life, we must build the right foundation in the home and ensure that, as husbands, we give our best in leading our wives and loving them as Christ loved the church. He died for the church. How would we describe our leadership in the home?