Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DAILY DEVO...Who is your source?


From the very onset of sin in this world, harmony between a man and a woman was disrupted. The sin of Adam and Eve brought headship and submission into existence. 

For many people there is a misunderstanding of what this all means. Wives don't like to hear the word "submit" and some men take their "authority" just too far. 

Headship or "having authority" is not a right to command and control. It is a responsibility to love like Christ. 

I heard a wonderful illustration a few years ago that explained the headship of the husband over the wife. Many would think that the term "head" refers to leadership but I heard it called another word; it was defined as our "source". Think about what the head supplies, literally:

Literally, the head is home to our eyes that give us sight, and a mouth that feeds us and ears to hear the upcoming sounds of danger. The head is our source for protection for all of these things that we need.

Likewise, the husband, as the head of his wife is the "source" for the leading, the providing and the protecting of his family and home. 

Just as God placed the man to look after and take care of the needs of his wife, the Bible says  that Christ is the head of every man (and woman) and He takes care of their needs. 

(1 Corinthians 11:3) "But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God."

God is the source for every man, every woman and every body of Believers. He is the Head and He wants to not only love and nurture us but lead us, protect us and grow us. 

Have a blessed day. LAURIE

TODAY'S READING: Job 40-42, 1 Corinthians 11:2-34, Psalm 138

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