Learning From Adam and Eve – Sunday Thought For The Day
There’s a caveat to the biblical account of Adam and Eve, that many Christian marriages today fail to recognize. It’s the unrestrained willingness of either the man or the woman, i.e., the husband or the wife or both, to give place to carnal behavior; specifically that Christian husband or wife who grew up in a Christian home that neither embraced nor practiced behaviors that had potential for disastrous outcomes, e.g., alcohol consumption, undisciplined spending, loving the spouse more than God, wanting to please the spouse more than obey God, accepting behaviors that God’s Word condemns and casual disregard for God’s Word, to mention but a few.
With the exception of wanting to please one’s spouse more than wanting to than obey God, all mentioned typically have slow, seemingly innocuous beginnings.
A true born-again Christian husband will understand his role as Priest of his home/family. A true born-again Christian wife will want to be loved and cherished, because she honors and loves God. She will not be manipulative, controlling and self-centered.
Eve was deceived into disobedience, but Adam consciously elected to disobey. Therein lies the threat. Carnality cannot be invited into the home without resulting in avoidable consequences.
To tempt and seduce Adam to fall, only the soft persuasions and the entreaties of his wife were needed, because pleasing her was more important than obeying God. Satan understands this, and doesn’t approach the man with the specious argument(s) of the serpent as in the Garden, but rather through the allurements of his wife. As priest of his home, the husband must always be aware that the enemy will use those closest to us and [carnal] lust to destroy the family.
As the Priest of our homes we must protect our family and home not just from the specious arguments of the enemy of our souls, but also from the allurements of our wives if they conflict with the Word of God. A true Godly wife will understand and respect such leadership of the family.
What I’ve just said is anathema to those embracing carnality and feminism, because the serpent is still at work. But, ask any man or woman who is willing to be truthful, which of the above will truthfully bring them more security and genuine cohesiveness? They will tell you; it’s the husband who is truly the of Priest of his/their home.
Romans 8:5-10 KJV
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
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