May 8, 2023

Husbands Who Fail to Provide and Charles H. Spurgeon

ONE Thought (from us)

God ordained husbands to be the ultimate providers in the home. And, provision is more than financial. Provision is spiritual in that husbands are to model Christ-like love, godly headship, and servant leadership. Provision is emotional in that husbands are to be encouragers, supporters, and listeners who practice self-control over their own emotions and cultivate emotional maturity.

Are you a husband who wants to provide more fully for his household? You desire a good thing! Work as if unto the Lord and not unto men (Col 3:23), love as Christ loves (Eph 5:25), and learn to walk according to the Spirit and not your flesh (Gal 5:16). Are you a wife who longs for her husband to grow in one of these areas? Love your husband like you’ve never loved him before! Pray for God to enliven his heart, and be his helper to the best of your ability.

We can’t control everything—there are times when we fail to uphold godly marital duties. The good news is that there is always tomorrow. God’s mercies are new every morning (Lam 3:22–23), and God is faithful to help those who look to him.

We discussed this at length in this week’s podcast, Is Failure to Provide Grounds for Divorce?. Hope to see you there!

“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
(1 Timothy 5:8)

ONE Quote (from another)

“It should be the husband’s pleasure to please his wife, and the wife’s care to care for her husband.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon

ONE Question (for you)

Husbands: what is one way you can more faithfully provide for your wife this week, either spiritually, emotionally, or financially?

Wives: how can you better love and help your husband in the coming days?

Note: This topic was covered in this week’s podcast episode! We encourage you to give it a listen or a watch! Also don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Until next week, stay fierce!

Ryan & Selena Frederick
Founders of Fierce Marriage