Bible Verse: “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:19

The primary role of the husband in the Bible entails provision and protection.

A husband is called to provide for his wife’s needs, care for her well-being, and protect her both physically and spiritually. When you committed to your wife, you were also committing to God to provide for His daughter to the best of your abilities.

I remember when I spoke to my soon-to-be father-in-law to ask him for his daughter’s hand in marriage. My father-in-law is a successful salesman and had worked hard from his humble beginnings to provide a very nice quality of life for his family. While he was very encouraging and offered his blessing, I’m sure he was wondering in the back of his mind how I was going to provide for his daughter on my ministry salary at the time. Would I be able to protect and provide for his daughter as well as he could?

Be reminded, men, when God gives one of His daughters to a man, He desires that the man cares for her. In no place does Scripture teach or endorse that women and children be considered second rate to men. Instead, He finds them so precious that He asks for special care to be given to them, a consideration that only biblically-based men can provide. Women are very capable of taking care of themselves.

That doesn’t mean a man is required to do this alone. But it does mean he holds the high responsibility to make sure his family is provided for to the best of his ability.

— Sam Casey , founder of Banyan Creative and contributor to Uncommen

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