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.
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: