You will desire to control your husband but he will rule over you.
(from my journal, 8/23/15) Today's devotion via DEVOS app (available for iOS and Android) was quite eye-opening. The passage reads:
The corresponding explanation said that Eve's punishment for eating the apple in the Garden of Eden was this (husband rule over wife). Instead of harmony between man and woman, we'll now have the battle of the sexes -- "the man who was to lovingly care for and nurture his wife would now seek to rule her, and the wife would desire to wrest control from her husband." TO BE CLEAR, Genesis 3:16 IS NOT A BIBLICAL COMMAND FOR MEN TO DOMINATE WOMEN! (Or vice versa for that matter.) Rather, what was written in the verse was a prophecy of the effect of the original sin on the two sexes :( So what then is the ideal relationship of man and woman in marriage? Here's the answer from Ephesians 5:
(from my journal, 10/1/15) This post is actually a continuation of the preceding post here. In that post, hubby and I were discussing that true Christian faith should have both love (being forgiving) and truth (hates sin & follows God's laws), and these constitute the narrow path that Jesus required the saved to walk on. I then realized that if this is case, the only people who are truly saved at any given time are the CHILDREN or those who are child-like. Why? Because kids:
Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. (Mark 10:15)
Thank you so much Lord for giving this insight to me and Labsie. We shall strive to be child-like everyday. And we promise to nurture our daughters and keep them child-like until they grow up. So help us Lord. Amen.
Anyway, as I was browsing his other posts that I missed reading, I found "I'm a Christian and I don't get to Choose to Follow Jesus." The title simply meant that Christians are to follow the narrow path that Jesus instructed us to walk on~ no picking of Bible verses or laws to follow to fit your sinful lifestyle. In this post, this paragraph hit me to the core (italics are my thoughts):
Today's Bible verse and devotion in my Devos app (iOS) was spot on my current predicament. When someone who you love and trust more than life has hurt you so much that living with him / her has become unbearable, what would you do? Do you stop loving them or do you do as what the Lord has done for the past 2000 years with us sinners and love him / her unconditionally?
Owe nothing to anyone - except your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law. (NLT Romans 13:8)
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