A challenge for men (I Corinthians 11:3-4)

I am fully aware that this part of the passage seems to be addressing more of a problem with the Corinthian women than with the men, but being a man, it’s these words that strike me the most.

But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man. (3)

He then says,

Every man who prays or prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head. (4)

Now whatever the significance is of Paul requiring the Corinthian men to pray with their heads covered, and regardless of whether or not those words concerning head coverings apply to this day, two things are certain.

1. Christ is our head.

2. As Christ is our head, we are to honor him with our lives.

Men, do you recognize these two facts in our your lives? Not just as a theoretical concept, but in your day to day life?

Christ is our head. Our leader. Our king. We are answerable to him.

More, with every word, with every deed, we are to honor him.

But how often, do we act as if we are only answerable to ourselves.

How often, through our words, do we dishonor him? How often through the way we treat our wives, our girlfriends, our coworkers, our neighbors, our in-laws, do we bring dishonor to our head?

And when we do, does it even cross our mind our need to repent?

It would be well worth our time at the beginning of every day to repeat Paul’s words to ourselves.

But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man. (3)


About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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