1Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, DWELL WITH THEM ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
Some men think there is no need to learn how to live with their wives. Some men think they already know it all. Some even treat their wives the way their fathers treated their mothers. They have learnt that way from their father. You need knowledge my brother.
What is that knowledge?
Knowledge is known when it is been found or revealed.
Knowledge gives a settled understanding about a thing.
You need to know her according the knowledge of God that’s why you as a husband need to be increasing in the knowledge of God by walking with God.
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD;
Knowledge is best known when it is revealed. Knowledge is at it best when it is used. You need to increase in knowledge of God. You will learn to take her first, also the wife. You both need to submit to one another.
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; BUT IN LOWLINESS OF MIND LET EACH ESTEEM OTHER BETTER THAN THEMSELVES.
You need to learn lowliness of mind. This has helped me alot. You must learn it. Lowliness of mind by making room for your wife in your heart, considering her need first. You need to esteem her better than yourself. This is not common to men. This is mostly not common to women. But this is the knowledge of the word of God to us. To esteem your wife or your husband better than yourself. The beauty of this, if allowed, you will see how your relationship or marriage will turn around. This is the secret of how Godhead runs their operation. God is submitted to the Son, the Son is submitted to the Holy Ghost, the Son is submitted to the Father. You’ll hear the Father says it please Him to make all things consist in the Son. You will hear the Son say of the Father, I am in the Father, you will hear the Son say, the Comforter will come, the Holy Spirit will say, I can not say anything unless I hear from the Father, even Jesus said that. This we see how they submit to one another.
You need this knowledge. We see alot of divorce today, because people have not discovered the knowledge of how the Godhead stayed undivided. They are of one mind. Their love life increased for One another.
A man’s prayer can be hindered when he does not deal with her according to knowledge or do not treat her well. Change your gear now and focus yourself with the knowledge of the word of God. Be blessed.