Marriage is all responsibilities!NLT Bible. 1 Chronicles 22:5,14 David said, “My son Solomon is still young and inexperienced. And since the Temple to be built for the lord must be a magnificent structure, famous and glorious throughout the world, I will begin making preparations for it now.” So David collected vast amounts of building materials before his death. “I have worked hard to provide materials for building the Temple of the lord—nearly 4,000 tons of gold, 40,000 tons of silver, and so much iron and bronze that it cannot be weighed. I have also gathered timber and stone for the walls, though you may need to add more. NLT Bible. 1 Timothy 5:8 But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. In this series we shall consider a very important topic: making sacrifices for your family. Let go through the verses sited above. Let’s consider the book of chronicle I sited, baby Solomon was born and right from day one, David began to prepare the future of Solomon. David was a wise father, a diligent father and a father with a sense of responsibility. No doubt, some of us are suffering today because our parents failed in their duties. May you not fail your children in Jesus name!!! David knew that he will die one day so he began to work hard. Infact, he remembered his son Solomon how hard he worked. For it’s time to start thinking straight. David prepared vast golds, silvers, timbers and the likes for his son. Don’t play blame game(s) like Nigeria politicians. Don’t say because your parents didn’t perform so you won’t play your role to your family. Permit me to say that, majority of Africans are largely resources wasters and consumers. We don’t know how to save for the raining days. Remember, Solomon did not labour much in his time because his dad did it. Christianity condemns a couple that can not provide for the family. I said couple because the woman should not feel as if she has nothing to do with this. Please, prepare your mind once you are married you will have to turn the search light on the kids and not on yourself anymore. You have to think and go extra miles for them. If you were a frequent visitor to the boutique, now you have to limit it for the sake of your children.
Ladies!!! this might be a hard nut.If you eat everything without laying outside gold and silver for your Solomon then prosterity will not forgive you. It was not difficult for Isaac to be great because Abraham his father provided enough on ground. Learn from this exposition now. Sometimes, you have to cut down your taste on fashion because babies are coming. I learned this at a very tender age. I don’t believe in leaving my kids behind at the mercy of my relatives.
Never!!!Once, you are married the mentality of boys and girls club should leave you. If you were selfish before, then you should start adjusting now because in marriage, selfishness is not accommodated. Let look at Proverbs 31 NLT Bible. Proverbs 31:11-19 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm,all the days of her life. She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber.
Take a look at this woman.Verse 15 talks about the routine of this woman who sacrifices for the comfort of her family that why waking up early was not a big deal for her at all. Oh! I remember back in the village the noise of pestle and mortar will wake the Dawn. Those village women were fearless. I tell you, they go-to fetch water from the stream as early as 5am. Our father’s would go to check the palm wine and the fish Hook at 4am.
May God sow in our hearts the seeds of sacrificing for our families.As for me, I am ready to make sacrifices for my family. What about you? See you next series. your contributions, advises and questions are welcome.