Family Head (Ephesians 5:23)

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. (Ephesians 5:23)

Christ as the head of the body is the savior of the body. The reference to savior in this passage is not the salvation of the soul, but the saving of the body or the church. This savior is the deliverer or preserver of the body. A closer look at this verse reveals that the husband as head of the home is the savior or preserver of the home. As husbands and fathers, we are to nurture, love and protect those in our home.

Husbands can accomplish this by providing emotional security to their family members as they accept them for who and what they are and not strive to push them into being anything different than what God has planned for them. Love is a decision and action and should be displayed by men as they place their family member’s needs above their own and meet those needs through verbal expression and quality interaction. As leaders of the home, husbands are to protect their family from destructive people, attitudes and influences. All of these are the actions of the head of the family, which is the savior. There is never a time that the leadership of the family should be passed over to another.

Therefore as you face life, it is imperative that your recognize your responsibility and influence as the family head. Their protection and deliverance depends on you.