Don’t listen to your wife!

Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

I almost always suggest that men listen to their wives. They often have insight that we do not have. God gives them wisdom and two heads are better than one!

But in this case Adam made a big mistake! He listened to his wife when she suggested that they disobey God. He should have made a stand. He should have told her what was right and led her correctly. He didn’t and they both paid the consequences.

The main thing is to learn when to listen and how to listen. As the man you are responsible for the spiritual leadership of your home. You do that by growing spiritually and then knowing how to make good spiritual decisions. You will learn discernment and practice it!

So listen to your wife when she says good and right things but don’t ever listen to anyone that would get you to disobey God!

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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