Something So Simple…
Never allow someone to say they “wished there was a manual / book of life” without pointing to the simple, everyday of the Holy Bible. Something as simple as wearing a hat, head scarf or head-dress is explained.
Sometimes it’s a little thing that trips-us-up. Something that we never put much thought into that actually carries a lot more weight than could have ever been previously conceived.
I began wearing hats in 1988 and, to this day, wear a hat every time I leave the house. Sometime during the 1990’s I was in New Orleans and found myself standing inside the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis also known as the St Louis Cathedral. I was wearing a hat and didn’t think anything about, because I never thought about having on a hat. One of the Guest Services Team of the Cathedral politely ask me to remove it, which I did immediately. From that day until this day I think about wearing a hat every time I put it on.
Now I’ve learn two things. A) you don’t wear a hat while praying or prophesying and B) wearing a “head dress” carries much more meaning – which I knew, and forgot – than I have reflected in my casual way of dressing. This is now changed.
Once again, Paul explains another part of everyday life that most of us, including myself, either never knew or knew and simply forgot.
1 Corinthians 11 NKJV
1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.
3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.
6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man.
9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.
10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord.
12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.