March 26, 2017: SOAP #2670: Joshua 23-24; Psalm 44; 1Corinthians 11 Scripture: 1Corinthians (NIV) 11:8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. Observation: If man did not come from woman, then [...]

March 26, 2017: SOAP #2670: Joshua 23-24; Psalm 44; 1Corinthians 11

Scripture: 1Corinthians (NIV) 11:8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

Observation: If man did not come from woman, then from whom did he come? He came from God. He is caught in between. He has authority above Him to Whom he is responsible. And as the spiritual head of the home he is responsible for those under him. He has One TO Whom he is responsible and those FOR whom he is responsible.

God took responsibility for those under Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die for their sins. It is for man to follow Christ's example to take responsibility for, and sacrificially serve those under him.

Application: I must always remember that it is the One to Whom I am responsible Who also created those for whom I am responsible. I will be required to answer for how I serve those given to me. I am to follow God's example of sacrificial love in serving those under my care.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, keep teaching me how to love my family like You love me. Holy Spirit, help me fulfill my responsibility in my family. Help me be the man you intended me to be. Amen

Pastor Leon
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