It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman Proverbs 25:24 Scripture tells men to run, be as far away as you can be from a contentious woman. Live in a corner of a roof. Assuming the wife is in the house, and he is far away from her …
We are believers, this is not being Christlike. What did Christ say on the Cross to His abusers? He said, “Father forgive them, for they no not what they are doing”. He did not revile, but He loved all the more, those that hung Him on that Cross.
That was us. Our sins nailed our Savior to the Cross. When we attempt to revile back at our abuser, we are thinking we are above our Savior that willingly died on that Tree. How humbling is that? Was Christ a victim? I suppose by those that knew He was innocent, like Pilate would have considered Christ a victim. But Christ considered himself obedient to the Father in dying for His people. He is victorious as He rose from the dead, after purchasing His people with His blood. And sits victorious at the right hand of the Father. This is our example.
Revival must come with repentance……let us love the church and her members by calling them to repent and then faithfully encouraging them and walking with them in it, bearing their burdens-be they abortionist, workers, women who kill their children, men who support them or participate in the murder, legislators, or other lesser magistrates who fail to apply justice.”
I see this horrible thing happening in Christian marriage groups, pages, and accounts where women gather round the theoretical water cooler cackling like hens, and do things like share really private information about their homes and their husbands, seeking the guidance of perfect strangers concerning matters that should cause them to be under pastoral care. Anything from advice about the marriage bed, to how their husbands are too pathetic to be capable of washing dishes to their standards.
The inclination of my flesh to sin says, you could have orchestrated these events better. If he really cared how your day went he wouldn’t have allowed these things to go wrong, maybe I should just run the show aka desire to rule over you. My mind and heart turn into the accuser of the brethren. I hate that my own mind and emotions are so deceptive and manipulative. I can agree fully with the Prophet Jeremiah when he says:
“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?”
One thing is certain, no one can see the sin of your husband more clearly than you. We each have pockets of sin, and in marriage killing sin frequently is a joint effort. Because our husbands are sinners, they do not always think, act, or respond in a way that we agree with. Likewise, because we are also sinners we can be tempted to respond in kind when we our husbands have done something that has left us feeling disappointed or dissatisfied. It is important that we do not live out our marriages using the principle of equivalent retaliation. This is when you love him or treat him well based off of your estimation of his performances. He does well and pleases you, you treat him well and please him. Tit for tat. He behaves poorly or doesn’t perform his duties properly, and you punish him by being withholding of your love and kindness.
Just as we prepare ourselves and our hearts for worship, we can prepare ourselves and our homes to serve our husband. Our husbands have been given as heads over us, they are our protective covering against the world, the devil, and our flesh. They are the representatives of Christ over us, and the way that we serve our husbands should be identical to how we would serve Christ himself.
Mama, you hold the keys to the kingdom. Everything your children experience goes through you. Their experience passes through the choices you make for them, your choice of conduct and your choice of daily priority. What do you focus on and where do you put them? Do you put them with you or somewhere else? Have you put them in …