When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.
(Hebrews 8:13 NLT)
James 3:10-9 MSG
This is scary: You can tame a tiger, but you can’t tame a tongue—it’s never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. Curses and blessings out of the same mouth! My friends, this can’t go on. A spring doesn’t gush fresh water one day and brackish the next, does it? Apple trees don’t bear strawberries, do they? Raspberry bushes don’t bear apples, do they? You’re not going to dip into a polluted mud hole and get a cup of clear, cool water, are you?
Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute— you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.
<Psalm 139:7-12 MSG)
What is it that the Lord cannot see? The eyes of Jehovah search all nooks and corners. He sees through even into the profound pit of obscurity and grave.
Understanding the unlimited power of God will teach us that He is incomparable. He alone deserves all glory and honour.
We can ask, "what is it with men and women?" but we cannot ask, "What is it with this God?". We don't need to ask because He is complete. When we die, our projects die with us. But God's projects continue forever because He is immortal.
In all circumstances may all our souls forever praise God effortlessly throughout our lives in Jesus mighty name, Amen.
Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’ “The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.
(Luke 13:6-9 NLT)
Globally, the misinterpretation of the Bible verses caused and still creating fertile ground for domestic violence.
Take a quick look at these two verses below and see the results when they are joined together,
But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Therefore, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
(1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:22-25 NLT)
Every woman, too, is made in God’s image, and I don’t think God authorises any man to destroy her because by doing so, the perpetrator is damaging the image of God. Perhaps it is straightforward to say that abuser is attacking destroying God indirectly.
Jehovah does not condone violence against women. Not at all. Misinterpreting the word of God to justify an abuse is a sin.
What does Jesus teach us? To love one another as ourselves. It is as simple as that. If a man genuinely loves himself, he won’t hit or abuse a woman. When he does the contrary, it shows he has a serious problem within him that needs to be treated.
May God help us to apply His words wisely according to His will and not to our own gratification, in Jesus name, Amen
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.
(John 14:8-11 NLT)