The necesity for the Man to provide  

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Greetings once again my fellow bloggers,

I have been wondering recently about if there is any specific verse to say that the man is to be the main provider for his family. I realize that there are multiple common sense and Biblical reasons for the woman not to be the main provider. Such as if she got pregnant, possible leadership issues stemming from her making the majority or all of the income, and also the woman being called to first and foremost take care of her family before anything else. Genesis 3:17, 18 is also used "Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life. "Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field; " It is more of an inference than a direct command for the man to be the main provider. Since the woman was cursed with pain in child birth (the proceeding verses), the realm of the home, man has the curse of the ground yielding naught but thorns and thistles. I finally found a verse yesterday that is a direct command for the man to provide for his family. I found it while reading What he must be if he wants to marry my daughter by Voddie Baucham, it is a truly excellent book for both guys and girls. The verse is 1st Tim 5:8 "But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." It was nice to find a verse that finally stated it out right. I just thought I would put this out there, if anyone knows of any other verses or has comments please go for it.

In His Service,

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Hey man, great post! I've been thinking a lot about this as well lately. We as men have or will have great responsibility, one aspect of which being financial responsibility. When you think about that, it really makes other things seem peripheral; little things don't seem to be as stressful when you consider that you will one day have to provide for a wife and any number of children! Of course, it will be a blessing, but it will be a tremendous responsibility as well.

June 13, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Yea I know, especially thinking about having to be the spiritual leader, and therefore being responsible for the familys spiritual well being.

June 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

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