Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:01 AM

Seven Biblical Things About Men and Women

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:01 AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:01 AM

#113 Seven Biblical Things About Men and Women

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and thirteen of this series, Seven Biblical Things About Men and Women.

There is no controversy in the Bible about the numbers of genders, male and female. Throughout history mankind has in the imagination of his own mind stood against the Bible. The Bible declares them male and female, and God defines their shared roles on earth. They are to be fruitful and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the lower animals.

Seven Biblical Things About Men and Women:

  1. Male and female are created in God’s image.
  2. Male and female were created by God as two genders, for two roles, to procreate and subdue the earth.
  3. Male and female were blessed together, and this blessing is an enablement for its two roles, but this enablement can only be accomplished as male and female.
  4. Male and female are one in Jesus Christ.
  5. Male and female are members of the body of Christ.
  6. Male and female were created from different substance in order that the female could be created for man. The female is not independent of the male, and a man is born of woman. Indicating again their shared roles.
  7. Jesus Christ states that He agrees that God made only two genders for the role of husband and wife to join as a family unit for procreation.

The truth of the Bible is seen in the fulfillment of these roles. Without the two genders, male and female, there is no mankind and to argue the contrary is to be foolish. God calls for the foolish to put their hand over their mouth.

Pr 30:32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.

When righteous lips speak right it is a delight to God.

Pr 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Ge 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Ge 5:2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.

 Ge 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Ga 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Ga 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

1 Co 11:8 For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 1 Co 11:9 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man1 Co 11:11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 1 Co 11:12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.

Mk 10:6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ Mk 10:7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, Mk 10:8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. Mk 10:9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Monday, April 22, 2019 4:44 AM

Seven Foundational Rules of Peace and Love

Monday, April 22, 2019 4:44 AM
Monday, April 22, 2019 4:44 AM

#112 Seven Foundational Rules of Peace and Love

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and twelve of this series, Seven Foundational Rules of Peace and Love.

Christian’s are promised peace and love in the name of Jesus Christ, but this peace and love is only found in obedience.

Seven Foundational Rules of Peace and Love:

  1. Do nothing from selfishness.
  2. Do nothing from ambition.
  3. Do nothing from conceit.
  4. Be humble.
  5. Count others more significant than yourself.
  6. Submit one to another.
  7. Follow these rules out of reverence for Christ.

Too often people think that the Bible is hard to understand, but it must be remembered that God is the greatest communicator. God has made his commands easy. The greatest things for our life are always in easily understood verses. These rules are in only two short verses, Philippians 2.3 and Ephesians 5.21. The Bible is a marvel of blessings, and these blessings are for you.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Php 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Eph 5:21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

 

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019 4:22 AM

Seven Reasons Biblical Household Rules Work

Sunday, April 21, 2019 4:22 AM
Sunday, April 21, 2019 4:22 AM

#111 Seven Reasons Biblical Household Rules Work

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and eleven of this series, Seven Reasons Biblical Household Rules Work.

Paul gives instructions for biblical household rules, and they work for all time. The rules are meant to be a blessing for all involved.

Seven Reasons Biblical Household Rules Work:

  1. Wives, submit to husbands, because it is fitting in the Lord.
  2. Husbands, love your wife, because love is not harsh at any time.
  3. Children, obey your parents, because it pleases the Lord and brings prosperity and long life.
  4. Fathers, do not provoke your children, so as not to discourage your children.
  5. Workers, work as to the Lord, regardless of your job and pay, God promises something greater.
  6. Supervisors treat your workers justly and fairly, because there is justice at judgment, every Christian supervisor has a master in heaven.
  7. Everyone, you have a Master in heaven, because we need peace in our house on earth as we look for peace in our mansion in heaven.

Let God’s rules guide the interaction for your family and at your work. God’s rules are the good of God. Jesus also said that His yoke was easy and His burden light. We must admit life is hard but let’s not make it harder by rebelling against God. These rules promise blessings and blessings are only given in wisdom. Be wise and be blessed.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Col 3:18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Col 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Col 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Col 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Col 3:22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Col 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Col 3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Col 3:25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. Col 4:1 Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:00 AM

Seven Christian Household Rules

Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:00 AM
Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:00 AM

#110 Seven Christian Household Rules

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and ten of this series, Seven Christian Household Rules.

Paul’s household rules are seen as outdated, and some say Paul made these rules up to fit the times, such as the instructions for bondservants. Paul would have had to be wrong twice, because these rules are in Colossians and Ephesians. Paul was fully in the Spirit when he was writing every verse in his letters, and all biblical instructions are for everyone, for all time.

Seven Christian Household Rules:

  1. Wives, submit to husbands.
  2. Husbands, love your wife as Christ loved the church.
  3. Children, obey your parents.
  4. Fathers, do not provoke your children.
  5. Workers, work as to the Lord.
  6. Supervisors treat your workers justly and fairly.
  7. Everyone, you have a Master in heaven.

Yes, everyone has a master in heaven, and everyone is a servant to all on earth. This does not mean that people in situations of abuse must remain in abuse. All abuse is a sin. Abuse is also a crime and an injustice to God. God does command patience and gentleness, even when someone is not showing courtesy. God encourages us in love therefore, we need to encourage others in love.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Col 3:18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Col 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Col 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Col 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Col 3:22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Col 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Col 3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Col 3:25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. Col 4:1 Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2019 4:45 AM

Seven Biblical Warnings About Drunkenness

Friday, April 19, 2019 4:45 AM
Friday, April 19, 2019 4:45 AM

#109 Seven Biblical Warnings About Drunkenness

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and nine of this series, Seven Biblical Warnings About Drunkenness.

The Bible does not prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages, instead, the Bible speaks a caution about the consequences of unchecked drinking. There are even verses about the joy of eating and drinking wine.

Ec 9:7 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Provisions for life are seen as a blessing from God.

Seven Biblical Warnings About Drunkenness:

  1. Drunkenness is a sin.
  2. Drunkenness weighs you down and dissipates you.
  3. Drunkenness is an improper Christian walk.
  4. Drunkenness is a sign of the unsaved.
  5. Drunkenness is a thing of the past for Christians.
  6. Drunkenness is not righteousness.
  7. Drunkenness tends to violence.

Many do struggle with addictions, and many are Christians. The Bible talks of a time when God’s people grumbled against God in the wilderness for meat. God gave them their desire, but in the Book of Psalms there is a great lesson about this incident.

Ps 106:15 he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.

With every sin God sends a wasting disease. A wasting is especially visible for those in addiction. Do not be wasted in the things that are not good for you. Turn and be blessed in the good of God.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

 Eph 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Lk 21:34 But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

Ro 13:13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.

Ga 5:21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Pe 4:3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.

1 Co 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

Pr 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

 

 

 

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