Adam, Where Art Thou?
by Ben Brown
This article was written by Minister Blake Gassaway.
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9 (NKJV)
One night my wife and I were talking, and she told me when she was growing up she remembered going to church with her mom, her brother, sister, but not her father.
I asked her, “Not even on special occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day, or Christmas?” And she said no, not even on special occasions. The next statement that she made was so profound. She said, “And husbands are always wondering why the wife is trying to lead the family, the reason why she tries to lead the family is because the wife is the one who goes to church and receives the instruction, not the husband”.
Adam where art thou? Where are the men and husbands of the women in the church? God has set a divine order for the family, first God, then the husband (not a boyfriend or a fiancé), next the wife, and then the children.
According to U.S. Congregational Life Survey – Key Findings, nearly two-thirds or 61% of all U.S. churchgoers are female, whereas only 39% of attendees are male. It is worth noting that these numbers are the same across all age groups.
While the percentages appear disproportionate, the raw numbers are even more lopsided—on any given Sunday, America’s churches see 13 million fewer men than women; this data comes by way of the Barna Group’s data on male and female church attendance.
God teaches and equips the husband to be the pastor of his home; this means the husband is to teach, lead, and love his family as Christ loves the church. However, if the husband is not in the right position to receive the instruction from God the husband, then he puts his family in jeopardy.
Men if you want all of the things that God has in store for you and your family, then it’s imperative that you get in your rightful position with God and in the church. Doing so will allow you to receive the instructions that you need to teach, lead, and cover your family spiritually.
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