Thoughts from the Christian perspective: discernment issues as they relate to the current state of the church and society.
We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Friday, September 27, 2013
Husband Leads, Wife Responds
“The impression you get from some girls today is that they start out as soon as they are able, and they chase the boys until finally they run one down and marry him. And then we wonder why those marriages don’t work out. I risk being thought archaic for saying this, but I believe it is still the prerogative of the man to do the chasing. The man is always the deliverer, and the woman is the receiver. God made them that way. And that’s why He says to the man, ‘Husbands, love your wives’ (Eph. 5:25). He didn’t turn that around and instruct the wife to love the husband. Somebody asks, ‘Well, isn’t she supposed to?’ Of course she is, but she’s a responder. She is to respond to him. If he loves her, then she will love him. If he treats her harshly and cruelly, she will become cold and indifferent, and love will die. In the majority of cases - and over the years I have counseled literally hundreds of cases that have to do with marriage problems - the man is to blame. You see, he is the one who is responsible because he is to be the leader.” J. Vernon McGee, “Ruth” (Thru The Bible Commentary Series), p.85
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