While there are many such examples given in scripture, let us just take a look at two of them: Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
And he said to the woman: “indeed has God said, ‘you shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?
In the other case, a people group out of which would come the most hostile religion to Jews and Christians.
As men, we are called to step up and lead in our families, or risk severe consequences when we dodge that responsibility.
It is a wonderful notion: taking the Bible, reading it (together, even!
) and applying it and especially what it can teach us about marriage.Imagine if we as created beings had the same authority as our creator.What would it be like if the law breaking citizen had the same authority as the law enforcement officer?Today, it is the capital of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, which has become a crucial front in the battle against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.From about 200 BCE to 1500 CE, eastern and western traders traveled along the Silk Road, a network of trade routes that linked Rome in the West and Chang'an (today Xian) in the East.He built a fort here in 1530, and his grandson, Akbar, gave the city its current name.In the mid-16th century, Sher Shah constructed the highway that linked Delhi to Kabul via Peshawar and the Khyber Pass.Islam arrived in the region around 1000 CE and remains the dominant faith through today.The city came under Mughal rule when Babur conquered India in 1526 and founded the Mughal Empire.Eph -33 shows us that this leadership is to imitate Christ’s relationship with the church.Therefore the Husband is to lead in a loving, tender self sacrificial way. Sadly today we see many Christian men who either (A) step aside and allow their wives to dominate the home, or (B) are so passive that they leave their wives feeling as if they have no choice but to step in and lead for the wellbeing of the family. in fact, it has been going on since the beginning of the human race.