Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America

Saturday after the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Posted on October 27, 2018 by Pastor Dulas under Devotions
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Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
Satan has sown evil and disorder concerning marriage, even from the beginning with Adam and Eve. She gave the fruit of disobedience to her husband to take and eat, and because he heeded the voice of his wife, curses came upon the earth and mankind.
Popular culture continues the work of Satan as it encourages women to manipulate their husbands. And men are taught that they have to pander to women, otherwise they are condemned as unkind or misogynistic.
Neither husbands nor wives should pander to one another. We are called to be saints according to the household of faith. Marriage is meant to reflect the image of Christ and His Church. As Lord of the family of faith, Christ teaches, corrects, orders, and helps His Church. The faithful Church does not nag or quarrel or seek to manipulate Christ. She listens, learns, serves, and does His good works according to His Holy Spirit.
Individually, or in marriage, we are called by the Lord to work with Him as our love and service become blessings to others!
We pray: Lord, we beseech Thee to keep Thy household, the Church, in continual godliness, that through Thy protection it may be free from all adversities and devoutly given to serve Thee in good works, to the glory of Thy name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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