Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 24 July 2019


Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.” 
(1 Corinthians 11:14-16)

Today’s Morsel:  What was it about the hair of the opposite sex that the Apostle Paul felt a need to address it?  First, scripture tells us, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:20-21)  Paul said that this whole issue had to do with headship.  And it was for this reason that hair was addressed.  It honors the head.  Because the man is subject to Christ, His head, he should have short hair.  If he has long hair, he looks unmanly and womanish and exposes himself to ridicule and contempt.  And the woman, because she is subject to the man and Christ if not married, should have long hair as it is given her for beauty and a covering.  She must wear it without cutting it as men do.  It is a glory to her; it is comely and beautiful; it is agreeable to her sex; she looks like a woman; it becomes and adorns her.  We must not be deceived by the world and it’s ways.  God’s word must be obeyed by all His children. “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” Paul said (2 Corinthians 11:3).  If it was important enough for Paul to address to the topic, we should heed his words.  

Sing:  Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true.  With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, sanctuary for You.

Thought For Today: Don’t let Satan cause you to lose your glory.

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