If a husband or father is to build a godly home and family and provide solid spiritual leadership, that home must be founded upon wisdom.

“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” (Prov 24:3-4)

This type of wisdom is not the wisdom of this world; it is the wisdom that comes from God.

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (James 3:13-18)

This wisdom is not found in men’s philosophies or traditions. It is not found in “how-to” books about marriage or parenting. It is only found in the Word of God. Husbands who truly want to have successful marriages and fathers who desire to train and raise godly children, must spend time on a regular basis in God’s Word; it is there they will find the wisdom to build and establish their homes as God intended.