The controversial sermon of 74 year-old Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye to his congregation at The Redeemed Christian Church of God at its 64th convention recently is still generating attention. Among other things, he recommended that ladies should not marry a jobless man.
Encomium.ng goes further to list attributes of a good husband according to the Bible which validates the claims of the respected general overseer.
Here are 14 passages from the Bible highlighting attributes of a good husband :
1. A good husband must be ready to take responsibility
1 Peter 4:8-10
8 – And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9 – Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10 – As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
2. A good husband must demonstrate unconditional love
25 – Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.
3. A good husband must be an examplary leader
Genesis 18:18-19 (God testified Abraham as a good leader)
18 – Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 – For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
4. A good husband must communicate properly
Colossians 4: 6
6 – Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
5. A good husband must be compassionate and humble
10 – The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
6. A good husband must be honest and have intgrity
12 – Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
7. A good husband must be truthful
25 – Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
8. A good husband must be generous
5 – Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
11 – If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
9. A good husband must love and fear God
16 – Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
27 – The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
– Joshua Shobiye for Encomium.ng