'Nevertheless, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as the woman originates from the man, so also man is born through the woman; and all things [whether male or female] originate from God [as their Creator]. ' 1 Corinthians 11:11-12 AMP
Happy Friday, Hope your week was good!
Today I am inspired by Paul’s letter to Corinthians – specifically 1 Corinthians 11
In the Lord I will put my trust How can you say to my soul “Flee as a bird to your mountain” “Flee and do as you will” For look! The wicked do as they please They bend their bow And make the arrows on the strings They dance till the end of the night secretly If the foundations are destroyed What can the righteous do? In the Lord my God I will put my trust For the Lord is Holy and lives in His Holy temple
And so I came back from Dubai, jet lagged and I listened to some songs, watching the world cup and continuing with Corinthians. What challenging words from our Lord?
When I sit and study and listen it does challenge me, and also offends my soul. You know what, where else can I go Who else will I follow if not You Lord Who gives me the bread of life Who quenches my thirst and show me what it means to truly live It is pure love that I cannot walk blindly But Your truth sets me free And Your truth gives me room to be myself Your truth gives me the freedom For the Lord is righteous He loves righteousness He is looking on us for our good He wants to bless us He wants to protect us And above all else God accepts us
And so I sit and reflect on His words, the Book Corithians is no different to how we are today. Imagine that
The stage is set and we are the actors and actress
Which director do we listen to, now that is up to us. So many directors but only One can lead us in the right path. His Name is Jesus our Master and Friend
God choose us as humans To display His glory and not the angels The Holy Spirit came to the world to direct us humans It is a privilege to know the Lord and walk with Him We have confidence to speak the Gospel because of Christ who changed our way of life He gave us beauty instead of ashes He sat with us and spoke life into ours He gave us a choice
I Corinthians 11:7 – as I reflect and listen to different commentary
The roles of men and women are now rejected by the world. It is more of men who are like women and women who like men – that is what we are so focus on
This role change points me to the time when Jesus spoke “Matthew 5:43 – You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy’”
This is about what we hear, is it truth does it align with the gospel. Does it make sense?
We hear so many things these days
But failure to abide by the authority of God is a sin
'Disobedience is as bad as the sin of sorcery. Pride is as bad as the sin of worshipping idols. You have rejected the Lord’ s command. Now he rejects you as king.”' 1 Samuel 15:23 NCV
The kingdom of God has authority, Saul was rejected because of Disobedience and Pride which are both sin against GOD. Rebellion is a sin of witchcraft – it all part of the devil’s schemes
Rebellion is part of the Devil Listening to rebellious behaviour is listening to him Satan rebelled against God Rebellion is a sin against God Do not give the devil a footstool If you do he comes in Nevertheless - be that it may Whatever you think, this is not about lording over anyone For God is the head over all All men needs women and all women needs men We cohabit in this world We have partnership God made us both together That is wonderful news Why reject the creation order? Any man that rules in his home or the church without love is going against the grain of God and not the will of God The truth of the matter is A man who rules with his fists and stamping of feet For his sake and the world, it is better that he remain single But a man that governs his house with love through sacrificially submission to the Lord well is the man that will be the perfect husband Likewise a woman who cannot submit to any authority has better stay single
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