Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rules for Christian Households - Commit your Actions to the Lord

Colossians 3:18 Rules for Christian Households

"Wives submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children or they will become discouraged. ... Whatever you do, work at it with all your heat as working for the Lord not for men." 

Culturally in America, the above 'Rules for Christian Households' is often considered as 'good for those times'. But, this advice, this Godly advice, is good for all times.

Repent- rethink your ways in this world, this popular youth culture that has come to be tolerated in Christian America. I hear all too often on radio and in discussion among fellow Christians, that their view on scripture is that one cannot apply those instructions today or they turn them around to justify what they do/how they live/bought into regarding this popular culture. I have even heard the argument that women have been liberated and should work outside the home... they have a right to be somebody. I always ask to whom do they have a right to be... and who is this somebody. What do you mean they ask me. I ask again, who is this somebody? Their answer is always the same. Somebody means the right to be anything they want to be, and to show men that they 'women' can do what men can.
And, here we have a problem. God's order, His rules for Christian households, does not mean we cannot work outside the home but why do we do it. God also asks women to put their family first 'husbands and children'... not being somebody! If we want to be 'somebody', as Christian women, we should be asking what kind of Christian woman does God want me to be and how can I be it for Him? Proverbs 16: 1-3 We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed. 8-9 Better to have little with godliness than to be rich and dishonest. We can make our plans but the Lord determines our steps. Remain in Him!

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