The Husband’s Responsibility in Marriage Part 1

Session 5 | Episode 1

The Divine Order

It is important that we base our understanding of the husband’s responsibility in marriage on God’s perspective instead of the earthly or cultural perspective. Mankind – both male and female were designed by God in His image – in His likeness Gen 1:26.  

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Genesis 1:26
God gave to both the male and female two mandates, (a) that of having dominion and authority over all of God’s creation – Gen 1:26 and (b) that of being fruitful – Gen 1:28. From God’s perspective therefore neither the man nor the female is inferior or superior to the other. Yes, they have different roles but, most importantly, they are both created in the Image of God. 

When it comes to the marriage relationship God gave the husband the role and the responsibility of being the head. God gave the wife the role and responsibility of being the helper. According to God’s perspective these roles are different but they are equally important. These roles are to be carried out in the context of interdependence – God sees both husband and wife as being dependent on each other.
 

In 1 Corinthians 11:11 we read “In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.”

Both Husband and wife are created in the Image of God, they have been assigned different but equally important roles, and they are interdependent.

Presented by

Robert Moropa

Robert Moropa

Robert is regarded as one of the leaders of the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession in South Africa. He was one of the key role-players in the unification process of the pre-1994 fragmented library profession. This process led to the launch of LIASA (Library and Information Association of South Africa) in 1997. He served as President of LIASA from 2002 to 2004.

Both Koliswa and Robert invited Christ into their lives during their school days. They are trained speakers for the FamilyLife, which is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, South Africa (CCC, SA). They have been actively involved in the Family Ministry since 1983. Robert has served two terms as a member of Board of Directors of CCC, SA. In April 2010 he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board of Campus Crusade for Christ, South Africa. He held this position for two terms up to 2014.

Robert Moropa

Robert Moropa

Robert is regarded as one of the leaders of the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession in South Africa. He was one of the key role-players in the unification process of the pre-1994 fragmented library profession. This process led to the launch of LIASA (Library and Information Association of South Africa) in 1997. He served as President of LIASA from 2002 to 2004.

Both Koliswa and Robert invited Christ into their lives during their school days. They are trained speakers for the FamilyLife, which is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, South Africa (CCC, SA). They have been actively involved in the Family Ministry since 1983. Robert has served two terms as a member of Board of Directors of CCC, SA. In April 2010 he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board of Campus Crusade for Christ, South Africa. He held this position for two terms up to 2014.

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