Headship is Responsibility, Detrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who died in the struggle against Hitler, said it eloquently in his 1943, “Wedding Sermon from a prison Cell. ” “As the head, it is he who is responsible for the wife, for their marriage, and for their home.
On him falls the care and protection of the family; he represents it to the outside world; he is its mainstay and comfort; he is the master of the house, who exhorts, punishes, helps, and comforts, and stands for it before God.” To the husband falls the tremendous responsibility of standing on his family’s behalf before God. No one can accomplish this feat on this own. One must be dependent upon God’s empowerment to achieve success.
What Headship is? headship is Authority through Service. An exhaustive study has shown that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes.
Paul’s admonition is that husbands “Love your wife’s just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for he” (Eph 5:25). There is no room for egoism, selfishness, control , manipulation, or domination in this kind of love.
Pastor Kirt Eure
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