LESSON 6 9/10/2016
NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS OF THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 232, 236
Devotional Reading: Ps. 125:1-5
Topic For Adults: Build Your Home With Wisdom
Topic For Youths: Blissful Home
Topic For Intermediates: Trust God For Happy Home
Scripture Lesson: 1 Cor. 3:10-15; Prov. 24:3-4; 14:1
Memory Verse: Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established (Prov. 24:3) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Submitting One To Another
Eph. 5:17-21; Phil. 2:1-4
Men who want to take advantage of their wives are quick to quote “wives submit to your own husbands”. For a marriage to work, submission is a mutual obligation. Submission involves readiness to consider the opinion and suggestion of another person and to accept them if better than one’s own. No one has the monopoly of the wisdom needed to successfully run a family. The husband’s opinion may be superior to that of the wife at times, while at other times the wife’s opinion or suggestion may be superior. Both husband and wife must be willing to accept each other’s opinion or suggestion. The husband being the head then means after the opinion has been taken, the husband is seen as the driver burdened with the responsibility of taking the family to the Promised Land. The husband should not operate in the home as a dictator. The wife should not see herself as inferior and having nothing to contribute.
Point of Emphasis: Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
Prayer Point: God, grant us the grace to always look out for the interests of other members in the family.