Colossians 3- Foundation of the Family

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Colossians 3:18-21

Paul here gives some more practical and good advice for the Christian family, similar to his teaching to the Church of Ephesus on the foundation of the family. God is a God of law and order, people were made and born with roles and purposes. The image above shows the Christian structure of a family, Christ is the head of the Church and family, then the husband , then the wife, and then the Children. 

This seems very simple and straightforward to understand, however we live in a world today that is so depraved, that the thought of a Godly family is offensive. The world can’t accept the biological reality that God created us male and female.(Mark 10:6) God created and sanctified marriage between one man and one woman.(Genesis 2:24) The world today can’t simply accept these basic truths, because then they would have to accept the fact there is a God, and salvation can only be found in Jesus Christ alone (John 14:6)

So in order for the world to eliminate God, the world will eliminate reality, they will make believe a man can believe they are a woman, they will believe the scientific impossibility that a man can naturally reproduce with another man. Anyone with any basic common sense knows these are illusions, however the world will agree with these lies in fear of being persecuted by the world. 

Even the Church today has become so worldly and broken, that the Church is trying to incorporate these illusions into the Church and reject the authority of the Bible. However Christians who deny the foundations of a family, One Man and One Woman, would have to deny the Triunity of God, Father , Son and Holy Spirit. 

The Son of God, Jesus Christ, humbled himself and became obedient to God the Father, to the point of death on a cross (Philippians 2) Does that mean Christ is no more God than the Father or Holy Spirit? No, Jesus is truly God as He is also truly man, but fulfilled his role to the salvation of the world

Marriage can be viewed as the Triunity of God, even though we have different roles doesn’t mean one is greater than the other. As the Bible says “The two become One flesh” (Mark 10:18) The husband and wife are One, yet compliment each other with different roles. It’s the same with the Triunity of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all fully God, yet compliment each other with different roles

The family is the foundation of creation. The reason Satan continually attacked the family is because he knows it will destroy the foundation of society and the Church, which we are seeing today. Amen!

6 thoughts on “Colossians 3- Foundation of the Family

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  2. NewHeavenOnEarth

    thank you! saved by grace through faith! and for those of us who are now orphans and widows, God truly is our Abba Father now in every way in the Way! and the Risen Glorified Lamb, Risen Christ truly is our one Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2b) now and is to come, our Head, the Living One who sanctifies, cleanses, washes, makes spotless, nourishes, cherishes, draws the broken-hearted and crushed in spirit to Himself, and makes us one in the Power of the Holy Spirit, fire, and glory!

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