Men should protect THEIR FAMILIES
The strength of men is in protecting their families and not harming them
THE hurtful things that men do are a shame to both humanity and God and we are cursing ourselves and those close to us. It is time men started doing what is right before their creator. There is no excuse for violating God's laws by raping women. Christ loved us so much that He gave His life so that we may live peacefully. Let us learn to do the same, giving our lives for the benefit of others, especially our women and children.
THE STRENGTH OF MAN
In the Bible, 2 Samuel 13:14 says, “But Amnon wouldn’t listen to her and since he was stronger than she was, he raped her (Tamar).”
Among others things, men are meant to labour and provide for their families and build a better future for them. Reference of this can be found in the Bible, where 80 percent of those who made an impact are men such as Noah, Moses and Joshua.
However, Amnon raped Tamar out of arrogance, pride, physical strength, selfishness, foolishness and having allowed himself to be used by the devil to sin against his sister and God.
THERE IS HELP IN GOD
Men should always yield to the voice of God. We are His caretakers on earth and He entrusted us with His creation, so we should not be deceived by the devil and his cunning ways.
Acts like rape don’t go unpunished before God (Romans 6:23), but God's gift to us is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Today, children and women are no longer safe because of people who have allowed the devil to deceive them. Men must stop these evil acts. The devil is a liar, but there is help in the Lord.
PRAY TO GOD FOR FORGIVENESS
If you have violated another person, you have violated God. Pray to God and ask for forgiveness (James 5:16).
Confide in a pastor and let them pray for your deliverance from the wicked spirit. Ask for forgiveness from your victims, but remember that they may not forgive you.
Do away with bad habits such as drinking and doing drugs and remember that your body is the temple of the Almighty, keep it clean at all times (1 Corinthains 6:19).
Pastor Tinyiko Royal Ndobe is the founder of Royal House Christ Ministry based at Simunye Zanokhanyo School in Westonaria, Joburg. He can be contacted at 073 617 2536