Friday, September 2, 2011
Bret and Hugo
First of all, Hugo - always Hugo. Do you really believe that people do wrong things because the right thing isn’t written clearly enough? Drive the speed limit and you’ll soon see that you are one of the slowest vehicles on the road. Is that because the speed limit isn’t written clearly enough?
Are there 25,000 murders in the U.S. every year because the law isn’t clear that murder is wrong? I mean come on. You aren’t that stupid.
It’s our sinful nature that makes us twist right and wrong to suit our desires. If a "christian" man wants to "rule over" his wife he'll use something in the Bible, like Genesis 3:16 not because it isn't clear to those who want to do what's right, but because he wants to twist it for his own purposes. I've noticed in counselling that our favourite Bible verses say an awful lot about our personalities and where we're at in our journey. The younger people tend to focus on Justice and the older people underline or highlight Mercy.
If a person wants to do what’s right. If a person wants to find out what is the right thing to do, the Bible is crystal clear. Check out this post and see how confusing it is:
So - Bret. As you know, according to the Bible, the man is the spiritual leader of the home. Not because he is better, smarter, more favoured etc. but because we live in an ordered precise universe. Anyhow - A Spiritual Leader Models For The Family:
That’s our job, to show our family what those things look like. If we, as husbands and dads don’t do our job properly, our children, like so many others will view Christianity and Hypocrisy as synonymous. Anybody can go to Church. Anybody can read the Bible. Anybody can Pray. Only someone in an intimate, healed and forgiven relationship with Jesus wants to live and love as He lived and loved. THAT is what our children need to see from us. They see it most obviously in how we love our wives.