Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ignored Verses

Teamwork has become criteria for job performance. Most resumes include reference to the ability to work in teams. Interviewers listen for indications that a candidate can work well with others, take criticism and accept the ideas of others. Equally important is the creativity of the potential employee and the backbone to stand firm in what he or she believes is best for the company.

Why would we want anything less in our partner for life? Why would we want a yes person who nods agreement with everything we say? Why wouldn’t we want the safeguard of someone else’s ideas and insights? Resistance can only come from the original sin of pride.

There is no scriptural justification to disregard with our spouse verses like “Submitting yourselves to one another in fear of God” (Ephesians 5:21), or “Be kindly affectionate toward one another in brotherly love” (Romans 12:10), or “Be ye kind to one another, tender hearted forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32) or “Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).

God shows no partiality to men, women, slave, free, rich, poor, young or old and neither should we.