The good husband.

Good day beautiful people

It’s been a very very long while but I hope that this blog post meets you well?

So, from today’s title I’m sure you’ve worked out that we will be talking about the qualities of a good husband. This write up has been inspired by the Bible passage 1 Samuel 1:22-23.

Firstly I’d like to highlight that nobody is perfect but I believe there are some positives things one can learn from the life of Elkanah.

Some lessons learnt

1 Samuel 1:22-23 ~ “But Hannah did not go. She told her husband, “Wait until the boy is weaned. Then I will take him to the Tabernacle and leave him there with the Lord permanently.” “Whatever you think is best,” Elkanah agreed. “Stay here for now, and may the Lord help you keep your promise.” So she stayed home and nursed the boy until he was weaned.”

Elkanah didn’t lord it over his wife Hannah. Neither did he ignore her advice/counsel instead he implemented it. This is a quality of a God leader, one who is willing to listen to others and is not intimidated by the positive suggestions others have to share. They celebrate the strengths which those around them have. They encourage those under their care to thrive and have the understanding that when one person in the team scores everyone wins.

1 Samuel 1:1-5 ~ “There was a man named Elkanah who lived in Ramah in the region of Zuph in the hill country of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, of Ephraim. Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah did not. Each year Elkanah would travel to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies at the Tabernacle. The priests of the Lord at that time were the two sons of Eli—Hophni and Phinehas. On the days Elkanah presented his sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to Peninnah and each of her children. And though he loved Hannah, he would give her only one choice portion because the Lord had given her no children.”

Elkanah didn’t focus on Hannah’s inability to conceive especially considering it was something out of her control, he did not despise her for this (although he did have a 2nd wife which was not uncommon). He loved Hannah for who she was. From this one can highlight another quality of a loving/caring husband, which is that he does not focus on or magnify his wife’s shortcomings. It is important that as Christian’s we do not keep records of wrongs, always remember that God loves us so much so, that He died in our place, and He forgives us of our sins. God doesn’t hold our sins against us and we’re called to imitate Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ~ “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.”

Psalm 103:12 ~ as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

I believe that these positive characteristics are for both men and women to have. Ultimately as believers let us learn to love those that God has placed around us, as the Bible says we’re to love our neighbour as ourselves.

Mark 12:30-31 ~ “And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

I hope you could take something away from today’s read.

God bless

Love from

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart 💜

Simply a young woman striving to encourage women of God, whilst trying to spread the gospel to a mass majority of ladies all over the world. I am an armature with regards to blogs, but with more time and by God’s grace I shall improve lol. I want every single female on earth to know how much she is loved by God (John 3:16)! Please feel free to contact me via email for encouragement, advise or prayer (I am not a qualified counsellor, or a pastor, but I believe as a young woman I will be able to relate with SOME of the things other women around the world are going through). <<< As of Feb 2019 I completed my Counselling level 3 diploma Praise God 💃🏾. I intend to help others not in my own strength, but with the help of the Holy Spirit.

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