Do You Have To Marry To Prove A Point? (7)
Eve understood her subordinate role.
(…continues from part 6…)
7) The only necessary point a person has to prove in his or her entrance into the marriage institution is to show his capability of commitment to love, dress and keep the home. Love is not a feeling per se, the required love of agapē is essentially a commitment to the wife’s life. God is an astute Worker; therefore, as pertaining to the family, the husband is the real worker, whose job is ‘to dress’ the family. He is the oracle; his deeds ‘keep’ or protect the family spiritually. A true wife material must not stop in her submission to the husband. When each of the couple treats with the sacrosanctity, the expected marital instructions, then God is happy and says, “Amen,” to a joyful fulfillment of His marriage dream; the angels will come to the house and continue to bless the home with everything God sends them to deliver. You, definitely, do not need to marry to prove any point if you cannot abide by God’s marital rules.
The concept of ‘help meet’ fingers the pointedness that by default the originality of the wife’s role makes her resolve in her heart that, “What my husband wants is what I want and I must pursue it to its logical consummation.” The goodness of attachment inherent in the found wife must readily admit of her worthlessness to the husband if she should fall short in the ‘help meet’ for him – specification of the Divinity, the Author of marriage.
The ‘help meet for him’
As the wife, you cannot make binding laws for the family. Of course, you have every right to advise the head of the family. The truth is that, he should probably be thinking of a certain solution to a vexatious problem; the Holy Spirit, having revealed this solution to the wife, she passes it to the husband, who is so overjoyed, gives thanks to the Lord for this “help meet’ for him. The reason why the woman should not be found in an act of usurpation is this. “For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9) Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10) For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels” (1Corinthians 11:8-10). Verse seven says, “but the woman is the glory of the man.” What does this betoken? The glorious splendour of the man, the head of the family, is worn as a toga on the woman. This glory is not her own, she wears it for the man, proving the man’s marital superiority. She is like the resplendent moon; the light given off by the lunar body is the reflection of the solar brightness.
In verse eight of 1Corinthians chapter 11, it says, “but the woman of the man” where the preposition ‘of’ is ek (ek): ‘denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).’ Coming from the man, in creation, she is under subjection, made for the honour of the man. This signifies that she should recognize her rank as subordinate to the man; she was made to serve as the help meet for him. The subjective ‘power’ in verse ten is exousia (ex-oo-see’-ah): ‘delegated authority (influence).’ The power comes from the husband for whom she was made. The glory and the authority comes from the husband; but there are things he is not allowed to do.
Marital bliss is Bible sourced
Your husband cannot tell you not to pray. The Word of God has been in existence before the man, therefore, the husband cannot breathe superiority over the Word of God which categorically says, “Pray without ceasing” (1Thessalonians 5:17. He cannot tell you, “Stop going to Church” because he will be impugning Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;” neither can your husband tell you to stop believing the spiritual headship of Jesus: for He is the great Shepherd of the sheep, that the God of peace brought again from the dead through the blood of the everlasting covenant (Hebrews 13:20). Forbidding us to lie is the Ninth Commandment; he cannot tell you to lie. Your husband cannot decide to have sex with you through your anus. It is not any different from sodomitical lust of Satanism as Paul makes us understand in Romans 1:27. The husband’s authority is within the limits of the Word of God.
You can be the Bride of Christ.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be concluded…)
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