Divine Order Brings Divine Blessing – Sunday Thought For The Day
There are two things that make me cringe every time I hear them said, and specifically when I hear them said by those professing to be Christians. The first is the heretical lie that God helps those who help themselves. If that were the case we could be reconciled to God based upon works and not singularly by the sacrificial death of the sinless Jesus Christ.
The second thing that makes me cringe is when I hear a Christian man say: My wife is the boss in our house; I do whatever my wife tells me, or some derivation of same. The reason this statement or anything similar makes me cringe is because the Word of God makes clear that said is a home that isn’t right with the Lord.
Believing the satanic lie that we have to help ourselves before God will help us, is nothing more than humanism. The second promotes the abandonment of God’s ordained order.
The first I mentioned, very subtly and cleverly, claims that God is a respecter of persons. The second, not only disobeys God’s divine order, but it leads to the abrogation of same.
Adherence to Godly order requires obedience to God’s word. In humble, loving obedience we are to esteem obeying the word of God as foundational to our faith in Christ.
It cannot be overstated that sin entered the world because Adam disobeyed God; and he disobeyed God because he idolized, valued, and/or loved his wife more than God. Pleasing her was more important than obeying God. We would do well to ponder, what would have happened if Adam had listened to God instead of Eve?
The bottom line is that a Godly obedient man is not cruelly lording over the home and a Godly woman is not manipulative and selfish, interested in having her way.
Ephesians 5:21-33 (KJV)
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here