MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Is God Unfair?

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 1232 times

Justice Gavel by Tori RectorDuring a recent Sunday School lesson, the teacher was discussing the rebellion of Korah and how the ground swallowed up all of the people that were rebellious toward Moses—and how it was actually rebellion against God.  Korah and the 250 with him wanted to serve in the tabernacle, and yet they could not.

This got me thinking a lot about the choosing of the Levites.

One of the interesting things is that God chose the Levites for himself, which seems weird.  No one from another tribe would ever have the chance to serve God in the tabernacle or temple with God’s blessing—these people were born into that role and that is the role they would serve before God.

A Woman’s Roles

July 7th, 2014 Viewed 1282 times
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The Complete Husband
By Lou Priolo

In order for husbands to know their wives better, they need to know both about women in general and their woman (you) in particular.  You see, ladies, sometimes your very patterns of behavior totally confuse a man, especially when he thinks he has you figured out.

Like take an average trip to Wal*Mart.  I was sent to go pick up the yogurt for the week.  Knowing that Virtuous Blonde has mentioned in the past that she likes Key Lime Pie Yogurt, I pick up a bunch– thinking that I’ve gotten her favorite kind to eat.

After getting home and eating them for a few days, I begin to wonder why she’s eating the yogurt I picked out for myself, since there are still more Key Line Pie Yogurts in the refrigerator.  It turns out that she really doesn’t like those any more– but unlike my computer that notifies me that an update is available, she didn’t tell me.

Back to roles, since it’s important for Husbands and Wives to know their Biblical roles, Lou Priolo has a chart, which I will condense here:

Woman’s Role / Responsibility Scripture Reference
To be a suitable helper Genesis 2:18
To be submissive to her husband Ephesians 5:22
To glorify her husband 1 Corinthians 11:7-9
To reverence her husband Ephesians 5:33
To adorn herself with a meek and quiet spirit 1 Peter 3:3-4
To be pure and respectful in her conduct 1 Peter 3:2
To be wise and kind in word (and heart) Proverbs 31:26
An Older Woman is:

  • To be reverent in behavior
  • To not be enslaved to wine
  • To not be a malicious gossip
  • To teach what is good
  • To teach younger women
Titus 2:3-4
A younger woman is:

  • To be loving to her husband and children
  • To be discreet
  • To be pure
  • To be a keeper of the home
  • To be kind
  • To be subject to her husband
Titus 2:5

He then goes on to list a woman’s makeup:

Characterological Make-up Scripture Reference
She was made out of man 1 Corinthians 11:8
She was made for man 1 Corinthians 11:9
She was made after man 1 Timothy 2:13
She has a penchant to control her husband Genesis 3:16
She is more easily deceived 1 Timothy 2:14
She is to view herself as a bodily member and her husband as her head Ephesians 5:23

Whew, there’s a lot in the Scripture about you ladies!


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Let the Wife Do the Housework?

October 3rd, 2012 Viewed 2507 times
Woman cleaning toilets
By Emergency Brake [CC-BY-2.0],
via Wikimedia Commons

I’m terrible at washing dishes.  Ok, maybe not terrible, but no matter how good I think I do, my wife finds something that I didn’t get quite right.

Makes you glad I no longer work in food service!

Modern husbands are supposed to help with the housework, aren’t they?  Everything is supposed to be 50/50 and that makes the house run smoother and helps the husband and wife have more time and energy for each other—or so the thought goes.

What if this is wrong?

Maybe Mom Really Does Want To Stay Home

January 7th, 2011 Viewed 1616 times, 1 so far today
reading books at home

The feminist movement of the past few decades has made a crusade of trying to make the sexes equal in every way—telling women that they could have it all.  They advocate having high power jobs, breaking the glass ceiling, and making as much money as the men around them.

But what if those women don’t want to “have it all?”

Multiple Wives – Not God’s Design

April 28th, 2005 Viewed 4174 times, 1 so far today

Happy CoupleOne of the things that continues to hit me over and over again as I’m doing my reading through the Bible this year is the roles of men and women in the Bible compared to them now. I want to take a look at a few of the differences over the next few posts. As I’ve already discussed previously head coverings, clothing, hair length and Biblical Standards, I won’t rewrite my thoughts there– unless I have to.

The first, and probably most striking thing, about male/female relations in Bible times was the number of wives Biblical characters had and how the Bible is relatively silent in criticizing that fact. In fact, in one place in II Samuel, the Lord even says that he gave David many wives (in regards to his taking Bathsheba and sending her husband to his death).

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