A few key directives from the passage of scripture we will begin to unpack this Sunday at Dakota Community Church:
Wives, submit to your own husbands (vs. 22)
Children, obey your parents (vs. 1)
Bondservants, obey your earthly masters (vs. 5)
Few things have the ability to get the blood boiling in many contemporary believers like the suggestion that we may be required by God to submit to some form of earthly authority or another. The very notion is so out of vogue today that for many of us our gut reaction upon encountering the idea is to immediately cry “foul”. This is, after all, a day of liberation, a day of freedom and a day of equality; especially for women, children and the working class.
Is Paul calling us here to revert to some former oppressive time when women “knew their place," children were “seen and not heard” and workers “kept quiet; just happy to have a job”?
Please join me Sunday morning for “Biblical Family Pt. 1”