Bible Polygyny

 husbands, live together according to knowledge, giving honor to the
wife as to the weaker vessel, ..as truly being co-heirs together
of the grace of life, not cutting off your prayers.
1Pe 3:7

 

Any Christian man considering a wife or a plural family should review the Word regarding their role and responsibilities.

Contrary to the world's view, Scriptural marriage is not total equality between the sexes, husband and wife have different roles. The Word of God is very clear; the husband is the head of the wife;
1Co 11:3 ..the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Eph 5:23  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.

The husband is not the head to dominate but is head “even as Christ”. From Christ there is nourishment and growth through the body and husbands must see how essential their office is;
Eph 4:15-16 .. the Head, even Christ; from whom the whole body, fitted together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of each part, producing the growth of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

Paul varies this in Colossians, the last phrase here poignant;
Col 2:19... the Head, from whom all the body, having been supplied through the joints and bands, and having been joined together, will grow..the growth of God.

Men considering marriage must be aware that they are responsible for the spiritual security and development of their wives and families. If any family is in disarray, loveless, and going backwards in the “growth of God”, then husbands need serious self examination. If any husband has not maintained a solid spiritual tone in his family then any thought of expansion should be discarded.

A Husband's love
 

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