A Man Without Honor

I came across one of the saddest verses today.  It was Mark 6:4.  Jesus said “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” 

That struck me today because there are many men I see that are without honor in their homes.  At work they are respected and admired.  At church they are relied upon and looked up to.  But at home they are bossed and belittled.

Most likely the wives don’t even realize they are doing it because they didn’t start out that way.  After they were first married she would smile and lovingly ask if he would take out the trash or cut the grass.  A few months pass and instead of lovingly asking him to do it, she states that “the grass really needs mowed.”

More time passes and maybe she has children to take care of too.  She is exhausted, overwhelmed, and sticky with peanut butter.  She talks to her husband as if he is one of the children.   So now she says to her husband, “Why do I have to nag you to death to get you to do anything around here?  That yard has GOT to be mowed before Friday!”

What the wife doesn’t realize is that she is showing her husband no honor in his own house.  We have all seen couples like that.  I daresay we have all acted like that from time to time.   Ouch!

Make a conscious effort this week to think before you speak to your husband.  Ask yourself, “Is what I am about to say demonstrating that I honor him as a man or not?”  Let your answer to that question guide your mouth.  Let’s treat our men with the honor they deserve.

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