Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Read this and Re-Read this....

Read this and re-read this; then mark in your minds the two different sort of men that Luther here describes. He is outlining for you the character of a good man and an evil man. This here is an excellent guide for measuring up a man's worthiness of the honorable estate of marriage.
A second thought would be, recognize that if an endeavor isn't your "cup of tea" that doesn't mean that it isn't your calling in life. God has said what your calling is in His word. Be fruitful and multiply is one of His commands.
If one finds marriage and the raising of children to be drudgery and then justifies his self-centered attitude with the excuse that it must be as my single friends said before I married, "Do what you like and do what you are good at because you have a whole life of doing ahead of you" than he will perpetuate his self-centered attitude by believing such lies.
Call good what God calls good. Let God be true and every man a liar. Romans 3:4
There is application for us daughters. Children obey your parents, Eph 6:1, Col 3:20 Honor thy father and thy mother, Exodus 20:12. These commands are very clearly given. Doing what is right isn't always easy, it isn't always preferable, but that is not because the institution of a God ordained family is wrong; it's because we are unwise and unskilled daughters. If we humble ourselves and embrace the changes that God has put before us to make, we will find ourselves living one day in homes we delight in, with people love to serve, doing as Luther calls them, "truly golden and noble works."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is the guy in the picture frowning??

Not a good sign on one of the happiest days of your life! ! !