Text: Hosea 4:14 Theme: God holds men ultimately accountable. Key Verses: I will not punish your daughters when they turn to prostitution…because the men themselves consort with harlots and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes – a people without understanding will come to ruin! What God said to me: Dwayne, often you have been tempted to blame your wife for your actions and for matters at home and in your heart. Somehow you feel justified in your thinking and justified in your sinful ways because you think she failed to do something or she lacked certain sensitivities and skills. But know this: I do not hold her responsible for your mistakes and your lack of faith and perseverance. Whatever the condition of your home and heart may be is your responsibility as the head of that home. Same with a nation – as goes the men, so goes the country. Adam blamed Eve, but I didn’t fall for it, and I didn’t stand for it. Same with you. Be warned – be holy… What I said to God: Holy Lord and Savior, El Elyon, I repent of my blaming, scheming ways, my false-justifications at the expense of my wife and family. Cleanse me, yet still hold me responsible. May I be the man you’ve called to be so I can encourage my wife to be the woman you’ve called her to be.
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