Being Heirs Together…

Being Heirs Together…

When is it okay to fight or to bring arms against another? When has Jesus Christ approved violence towards our brothers, sisters, wives or husbands?

Jesus became violent towards the money-changers outside the Temple during the Sabbath. The money-changers, today we call them bankers, were exchanging one coin for another coin in order that trade could be completed. This was happening outside the Temple door and Jesus, rightly, destroyed the place. People that any respect for money-changers, especially in the House of the Lord, well… good luck with that we’ll pray for the situation to be corrected.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. ~ Matthew 19:20-21 KJB

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So, when a person has lots of money they will never enter into the Kingdom of God. This is a lesson the Priest at the Temple must not have learned. They wanted all the coins to be of a certain make so they could be wealthy with their own currency. Well, that probably didn’t work out for them.

Fighting over money is a losing situation. Everybody loses. Sure, a person might come away with lots of monetary wealth, but that will only satisfy this world and keep a person out of the Kingdom of God. We are suppose to honor our wives; wives are to obey their husbands and children to honor both mother and father. This is the godly order of a family.

Over the past little while in history people have misunderstood the part about “wives obey their husbands”. This has caused enormous problems within families and within society. Nowhere in scripture does Jesus say the wife is to bow down to her husband. Nowhere in scripture does Jesus say the wife is to accept abuse or cruelty from her husband.

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste [innocent] conduct accompanied by fear. ~ 1 Peter 3:1-2 NKJB

Peter, under no circumstance, is not suggesting, commanding or otherwise saying that wives are to bow down to their husband. What it sounds like is…

Wives whose husband is not following Jesus should not leave her husband nor abandon the family but should, instead, continue to be a blessing to her husband by way of innocent, God-fearing conversation and conduct. This will, in time, show the husband that God, and love, always, always, always win. Thereby, softening the husbands heart to receive the Lord.

Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. ~ 1 Peter 3:7 NKJB

Anyone that wishes to argue over the “weaker vessel” portion, please refer to what is happening, right now, in women’s sports.

Husbands are to honor their wives and hold them up as the precious gift from God that all wives are to their husband. I adore my wife. She is physically weaker than I which means I MUST pay attention when being silly as to not bruise her or otherwise cause her harm during the course of horse-play; being silly, playing around. That’s what Peter is talking about, otherwise, Peter would not have prefaced the “weaker vessel” statement with “giving honor to the wife”.

Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.

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