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19 Husbands, [aner] love [agapao] your wives, [gune] and [kai] be [pikraino] not [me] bitter [pikraino] against [pros] them. [autos]KJV-Interlinear
19 Husbands, love your wives, and
do not be embittered against them. NASB
I need to add a note to
yesterday s study.The word for subject,
means to demonstrate respect, the type of respect demanded by those who
approach a judge in a court of law.That
is the command to the wife regarding her relationship with her husband.
That is intended to
eliminate ridicule, complaints, inordinate competitiveness, gossip, even
attempts to withhold ones self from her husband, criticism,
and disrespect.All of which can lead to
a failed marriage.
Here Paul uses love in
the form of the principles of truth, in the husbands
relationship with his wife.
The man, generally being
the more forceful of the couple, may have inclinations of violence,
intimidation, self centeredness, selfishness, boss syndrome, know it all
syndrome, and so forth.
The burden of principle
is placed on the male part of the marriage, more so than respect, although
respect is certainly a part of truth.However, the man who is given the dominant role, is also given the
And one of those
responsibilities is tolerance.And if
you have been married for any length of time, then you, gentlemen, certainly
have run up against times when your relationship has been difficult.I think the use of the word, difficult, can
keep me out of trouble for a while anyway.
While both man and
woman are bound by the principles of doctrine, here the emphasis is on respect
for the wife, and tolerance for the man.
both of these principles toward humanity.He respects mans right to decide, even if the decisions are wrong, and
Christ also tolerated the behavior of humanity, even when humanity hoisted Him
up on the Cross and executed Him.
Both principles can
push the respective parties to the edge, emotionally.But with doctrine, self discipline of self
control is possible.
Without doctrine, then
we see society with liberal minded women and abusive minded men, and an endless
array of failures in society.
Only through the
principles of doctrine, can a society manage itself.Without it, social decay is inevitable.And the proper marriage is the centerpiece of
a stable society.
And you will certainly
see public and private attacks on the institution of marriage, because being a
part of Gods divine principles of establishment, Satan, has to dilute, discredit
and destroy marriage.As
he does with all principle categories of establishment.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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