Daily Devotional

  • The Value of Women — Wednesday April 25, 2018

    WEDNESDAY April 25, 2018

    The Value of Women

    Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.

    1 Corinthians 11:4-5

    We need to understand that in no way was Paul putting women down. He was actually trying to lift women up because women were highly esteemed by God–– they were not to be treated as trash. In history, women were treated like slaves, there were no equal rights. The Greeks believed they could have a wife to bear their children and a concubine on the side for their pleasure. The Romans treated women as things; as prostitutes they were not respected.

    Consider today’s many men and women; they still have some of the mentality of the Greeks. They have affairs outside of marriage––that is called adultery! Other cultures have the same attitude as the Romans. There are cultures in the east, where women walk behind the men. Husbands can tell a woman they are not wanted. They can choose from the other wives they have married. Imagine that! Muslim women are often abused and beaten by their husbands. Their wives have to be fully covered in public, they are completely veiled––it is their culture––that is the way it is! These poor women are suffering!

    Paul brought up the subject of head-coverings, because the woman wore veils. It was common in the Corinthian culture. The word covered means “veiled.” Husbands had their wives veiled, so that other men would not lust after her. They should not be unveiled as they would be identified with the 1,000 prostitutes who had their head uncovered or had their heads shaved. Paul warned the Corinthians about these things.

    Prayer is not so much submitting our needs to God
    but submitting ourselves to him.
    ~John Blanchard~

  • God's Order of Submission — Tuesday April 24, 2018
  • Remember Me — Monday April 23, 2018
  • Imitate Christ — Sunday April 22, 2018
  • Self Examination — Saturday April 21, 2018
  • Judge Your Liberty — Friday April 20, 2018
  • For Conscience Sake — Thursday April 19, 2018
  • Without Question — Wednesday April 18, 2018
  • Seeking the Well Being of Others — Tuesday April 17, 2018
  • Provoking the Lord to Jealousy — Monday April 16, 2018
  • Fellowship with Demons — Sunday April 15, 2018
  • Living Sacrifices — Saturday April 14, 2018
  • Biblical Symbolism of Communion — Friday April 13, 2018
  • Judge for Yourselves — Thursday April 12, 2018
  • Flee Idolatry — Wednesday April 11, 2018
  • Escape Temptation — Tuesday April 10, 2018
  • Take Heed — Monday April 9, 2018
  • Written Admonition — Sunday April 8, 2018
  • Destroyed Lives — Saturday April 7, 2018
  • The Penalty of Sin — Friday April 6, 2018
  • Be a Watchman — Thursday April 5, 2018
  • Be a Watchman — Thursday April 5, 2018
  • Polluted with Sin — Wednesday April 4, 2018
  • Eat, Drink, and Play — Tuesday April 3, 2018
  • The Sin of Idolatry — Monday April 2, 2018
  • Easter — Sunday April 1, 2018