The Home—This study focuses on the hierarchy and relationships of the husband, his wife, and their children.
Interesting fact: There is a difference between a man that is married and an husband. Twice in Genesis chapter two (Genesis 2:24, 25), Adam and Eve were identified as “a man” and “his wife” or “the man and his wife.” The word husband speaks of a man’s work—his vineyard as depicted in Psalm 128:3. Adam is first addressed as an husband in Genesis 3:6 where it becomes obvious that he has failed to properly tend to his vineyard.
Bible study tip: Pay particular attention to the manner in which the apostles introduced themselves within the opening lines of their epistles. The various adopted titles are purposeful conveying a particular message for God’s intended audience. For instance, Paul’s self-ascribed title in his epistle to Philemon is “a prisoner of Jesus Christ” (Philemon 1). Compare this to Paul’s opening address to the Galatians (Galatians 1:1). Why would Paul choose prisoner in one place and apostle in another?
Sunday, Day 162—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 163—Order in the Home
Tuesday, Day 164—The Spiritual Leader
Wednesday, Day 165—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 166—A Praying Man
Friday, Day 167—If Any Provide Not for His Own
Saturday, Day 168—The Protector
Day 162: Church Day
Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.