Man and woman, husbands and wives, are not independent of each other but are dependent on one another, not only for their existence, but to contribute their respective roles and responsibilities as man and woman.
We need to seek the Lord in turns of turning back to Him in repentance, as ones that have been trespassing an everlasting Covenant that we have made with Him. To embrace HIm, come to the point of performing actions showing the responsibilities or obligations of one who has breached a contract. Our actions should be commensurate with one that has been born again, being regenerated
In 11:2-16 the apostle Paul will begin making his argument that women are to be properly adorned with a head covering in corporate worship, specifically when praying or prophesying. However, on his way to making that argument, he presents several sub-arguments along the way which provide valuable information regarding our understanding of the distinct roles and responsibilities of men and women. Hence, this message is part I of a four-part series titled "Biblical Manhood & Womanhood."
An examination of the nine characteristics of an excellent example that were displayed by Paul throughout his life and ministry. This is in contrast to the example of the evil false teachers described in verses 1-9.
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41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
It's often assumed today that when Paul wrote about marriage, he was simply reflecting the patriarchy and traditional marriage roles of his culture. But closer study reveals the opposite: what he wrote was utterly countercultural - both for his day and for ours. Instead of focusing on their rights, and on what each can get out of marriage, a husband and wife are called to focus on their God-ordained responsibility to give for the benefit of the other. A wife is called to a posture of respectful submission. And a husband is called to a posture of self-giving love. Together, they're called to an enduring, intimate union that reflects the love of Christ for his church. Only when our marriages are about something bigger than our marriages - namely, the Gospel - can we fully enjoy the joy and harmony God intends.
Every relationship needs definition. One of the most defined relationships is marriage. Upon marriage an otherwise unrelated man and a woman become united by covenant. In the presence of witnesses each partner promises to fulfil responsibilities. Signed records give formalize the covenant.
So it is with God's relationship to people. Imagine if God had created people but never introduced himself or articulated what he expected of them or what they could expect of him. The debt of obedience would still have existed but we wouldn't have known it. And how could we enjoy God if we had no idea how the sovereign creator would treat us from one moment to the next? From the beginning God has defined his relationship with his people through covenants.
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As God (Jesus) declares us His witnesses, we need to learn of Him, to see just what are our obligations, responsibilities, and duties are as a witness. The word of God has to be obeyed unless we find ourselves hostile witnesses. Jesus commissioned us to go into all the world, Paul says we should do the work of an Evangelist. As bond-servants of Christ, we must not be slothful, non be guilty of having someone's blood on our hands.
The Prophet here brings God's charge to King Hezekiah, which in studying it opens up the stewardship charge to all of us both physically and spiritually. It is one of the last days that specifically points to the Church as the House of God, our bodies as the temple of God. We serve a God of order, which gives talents and responsiblities to us all.