The Husband’s Responsibility in Marriage Part 3

Session 5 | Episode 3

Servant Leadership

God has given the husband the responsibility of being the head or leader within the marriage relationship. This is one area I believe God’s children have to exercise extreme care in ensuring that they are in complete grasp of what this responsibility means.

The world’s view of leadership is misaligned with that of God’s view of leadership. In Matthew 20:25 & 26 Christ talks about the contrast between the world’s view of leadership and His perspective of leadership.

“...the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men hold them in subjection [tyrannizing over them]. Not so shall it be among you...”

“...the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men hold them in subjection [tyrannizing over them]. Not so shall it be among you...”

Christ says the following about the world’s view of leadership in verse 25 “…the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men hold them in subjection [tyrannizing over them]”. In verse 26 he says: “Not so shall it be among you…”. In verse 28 Christ states the following: “Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many”.

Christ’s view of leadership is contrary or opposite to the world’s understanding of leadership. The world’s view of being a leader is characterized by being bossy and domineering, while Christ’s view of leadership is characterised by servanthood.

Here are key elements of this responsibility that we should always bear in mind:

  1. This responsibility is not performance based, but it is a divine placement
  2. Leadership in marriage is based on Christ’s example. It is not aligned to the world’s view of leadership. It should therefore be practiced in line with the Scriptures and in obedience to God.
Leadership in marriage should be practiced in line with the Scriptures and in obedience to God.

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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