Godly Men Say No – Sunday Thought For The Day
It can be argued that there was no man and woman more perfectly joined together than Adam and Eve. They were created by God; they were created sinless in a world that was unstained by sin. They perfect in all their ways and thoughts. They were perfectly joined together by God Himself. It can be said they were the “perfect marriage.”
And yet sin entered the world through Adam, because while Eve was deceived, Adam willfully and knowingly disobeyed God, placing the desire of Eve above faithful obedience to God.
Often today we see Christian men place the desire of the woman they are dating or married to above obedience to God. So many men treat their wives or fiancés as idols, worshipping and loving that person more than they love/worship God. Pleasing the woman takes precedence over obeying God.
In the Book of Genesis we see that Abram idolized his wife Saria, to the point that he believed it okay to lie and deceive Pharaoh, under the guise that he was acting in the best interest for himself and his wife. (Genesis 12:11-13 KJV)
It can be fairly said that in so doing Abram sent a message to Sarai that she was more important to him than complete and total obedience to God. Thus, the stage was set that when she came to him placing her desire above God’s perfect timing, Abram obeyed her counsel him to have a child with Hagar her maid.
The end result was the birth of the child whose descendants have wrought terror upon the world since.
The point I make today is to admonish Christian men that we are not to love/worship our wives and/or love ourselves more than we love, worship and obey our God. We are to put the will of God before everything else.
Having obedience to God first and foremost in our homes and lives ensures us that we will reap blessing(s) from God unlike anything we could hope for or imagine.
It’s one thing to say we love and worship God above all else. It is another thing actually mean it by placing no one and no thing above Him.
READ: Micah 6:6-9 (KJV)
6 Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
9 The Lord’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
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