Job 12     (March 20)

                                                    The Pants in the Family

            “…and looses the belt of the strong.”

            One of the most embarrassing things that can happen to a man is for his pants to fall down in public. All those that see him will die of laughter, while the poor man “dies” of embarrassment.

            A man, who wears the pants in the family, is someone worthy of respect and admiration. This does not mean that he is a male chauvinist with his wife or a drill sergeant with his children. You can be a good leader in Christ’s name.

           To wear the pants in the family is much more than to exercise authority in the home. The leader of a home (or of any other organization), must be a loving servant and never a cruel tyrant. A loving leader leads others by example and with compassion.

          Quite often we as men, abuse our power and authority. We mistreat physically and/or verbally our loved ones. My brothers, this is not pleasing to God. Jesus had (and has) all the authority in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18) and yet, He never abused or misused his authority. In fact, Jesus became a servant by washing the disciples’ feet (John 13:4, 5) and by giving his life for the church (Philippians 2:7, 8).

           Our authority comes from God. Therefore he can take away our “belt of authority,” if we abuse it. So my Christian brothers, put your pants on and tighten them with the belt of biblical principles.

           Remember that God gives and in the same token He can take away. He can establish and remove kings and nations. Don’t you thing that He can do the same with you or any of us, if we do wrong?

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