God's rules have not changed. God hates rebellion. Disrespect towards parents is not of God. Children are not to try and figure out why a parent is asking something of them. Children are to obey their parents as long as it doesn't go contrary to God's word.
Sin has been unleashed into the world. We often tend to downplay sin, yet it does not take long for sin to show itself in Adam's and Eve's descendants. Join us as we look at Cain and Abel and their sacrifices to God.
Peter's called Christians to display a Christ-like attitude toward our civil authorities and toward even those authorities, like our employers, which do not treat us right. Now Peter calls Christians to display Christ-likeness in the challenging context of marriage.
We are concluding our examination of Proverbs chapter 30. Our view of the world must include appreciating that which is stately, graceful, and powerful. In some ways we should fear them. In other ways we might emulate them. Our view of the world should have a list of distinct things to avoid – things that are shameful, dangerous, overwhelming, or exhausting.
As we have been gleaning from the book of Proverbs, chapter thirty has not been used, so far. This is a unique chapter. It is not attributed to Solomon. It is full of little vignettes – short portions that describe or illustrate special qualities, characteristics, or themes. Altogether, they help us see positive or negative elements that we can use to put together our worldview.
We can love our husbands by being his helpmeet, by making the home a refuge, making our marriage sexually exciting, submitting to his leadership and showing respect. Eleanor teaches wives about these give areas from a Biblical perspective.