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Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.


I’m sure some will react to the passage of the day – right away!  Marriage is a God given institution between a man and a woman (God’s design was for marriage to be between a man and a woman – humans in their sin have changed the social norm but not the God ordained design). Marriage takes work and effort. It is not simply find a mate and marry. Serving the Lord needs to be at the center of your marriage if it is to be pleasing to God. We’ve seen some Biblical instructions about marriage and the marriage relationship in the Scriptures. Today I want to write about the subject of submission.

Submission is not a subject that many like to highlight.  Women especially don’t like it – yet it is still part of Scripture.  We’ve all read the Ephesians passage – our passage today.  Ephesians 5:22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  Men have this one memorized and fail to read the verse before and those that come after it.  Ephesians 5:21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Continue reading

January 2, 2015 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Gay’ Prop 8 judge called ‘direct beneficiary’ of ruling

By Bob Unruh
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

Vaughn Walker

With the stunning revelation by the recently retired federal judge who overturned California’s Proposition 8 and thereby legalized same-sex marriage that he himself is involved in a long-time homosexual relationship, prominent legal analysts are now saying Vaughn Walker’s controversial decision should be vacated immediately as the judge was clearly a “direct beneficiary” of his own ruling.

Proposition 8, widely approved by California voters, was a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Although it was reported in some California newspapers during the trial that Walker is homosexual, in an interview with Reuters only days ago he revealed additional details about his personal life.

“Walker had never previously discussed his sexual orientation in the press, but on Wednesday said he was in a 10-year relationship with a physician,” the reporter wrote.

That alarmed legal analysts.

Read more: ‘Gay’ Prop 8 judge called ‘direct beneficiary’ of ruling http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=287077#ixzz1JhO1vOM3

After reading the whole article – do you have thoughts on this subject?  Should this judge have removed himself from this case because of possible personal gain?

April 16, 2011 Posted by | Community, Marriage | , , , | 2 Comments


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