The blood-curdling screams came from the backyard. It was my daughter Chloe’s voice. I rocketed out of the recliner where I had been drifting off into a delicious Sunday afternoon nap. In a moment, I was wide awake, heart pounding, blood pumping, mind racing with all the horrific reasons why my 5-year-old daughter would be screaming bloody murder outside.
An Uncommen Blog
What a week…business problems, church problems, people problems. It seems all of a sudden that nothing but problems are in my life.
Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 6 “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
We live in a culture that says treat people the way they treat you. Do unto others as they do to you. But the Bible says do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That means to treat people as you want to be treated- not as you are necessarily being treated.
Genesis 2:18 “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
I know men who love to quote Ephesians 5:22-24 to people about their wives submitting to them. PRO TIP: You need to be a man of God to be respected as a man of God. But today’s article is about the role and responsibility that God gave Adam…not Eve.
Where I Started
After leaving the church at the age of 12, I began my journey toward atheism. For 20 years, I believed in the big bang theory, humans were from a cesspool of algae that just happen to be perfect for life, and I began to walk because of my ancestors, fish that learn to live on land and apes that started to walk and think.