Thursday, May 29, 2014

Biblically not Politically Correct!


Men were created to be like God and to bring honor to God. This means a man should not wear anything on his head. Women were created to bring honor to men.  It was the woman who was made from a man, and not the man who was made from a woman.  He wasn't created for her. She was created for him.

1 Corinthians 11:7-9

If you are politically correct in today's world you probably have already stopped listening to anything else I might say!  To say that "women were created to bring honor to men" is like jumping into a pit of snakes and expecting not to get bit! 

Today there seems to be an uncontrollable urge to re-define the structure of God's creation and proclaim that "we" are the judges of what is right and wrong.  There is nothing new in this, since Satan began his conversation with Eve by questioning God's Word.

We approach the Bible with the attitude that through reading Scripture we will discover how what we believe is sanctioned by God.  When we find those things where our understanding happens to agree with God a "doctrine" is firmly established in our hearts.  But when we see Scripture that opposes our prejudices we "table" consideration of that part of God's Word until we can "study" the issue in greater depth! 

My approach to the Bible should be quite the opposite!  I must determine to accept what God says even if it contradicts what I already believe!   That means that the Word of God trumps all my prejudices.  Traditions and culture must give way to what God says.  When I do that I find that life itself makes more sense and I come to understand the world around me with greater clarity.

Ask God to show you one place where your belief and God's Word are at odds and then let go of your preconceived notion of truth! 

"Lord Jesus, show me today how to bend my will to conform completely with Yours!  Open my heart and mind to accept Your Word in everything!  And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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