Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!”Nehemiah 4:14
When Nehemiah and the Jewish people started to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem attacks came in various forms. Check out how Nehemiah responded.
What I hope you see is that Nehemiah addressed the men: “Fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” The men were told to fight for their families.
For the most part each one was to rebuild the part of the wall that was closest to his home. If you were rebuilding the wall that was next to your house, do you think you would do a good job of securing the wall? Of course you would. That is your house, and your family is in that house.
If someone were to break into your house, would you defend your wife and children? Of course you would. You would do whatever you needed to do to stop the intruder.
So what about spiritual attacks against your family? What about a spiritual attack against your wife, children or your grandchildren? Would you be there as well? You should be.
As men of God we need to lead our families and protect them. You lead and protect in other areas, so lead and protect in this one as well. Lead your family in a Bible study. Protect your family through prayer. Be a man of God. You will be blessed if you do.