“For indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels” (1 Corinthians 11:9-10).
All were created for the Lord’s sake. We love to think more highly of ourselves that we ought. I am not arguing sexism here, but humility; and so is Paul. He is speaking first century and I am speaking twenty-first century. Things have not changed and the pride that needs to be slain was as real then as it is now: different on the outside, but the same on the inside. Listen to the Lord.
Lord, You know where the rebellious heart is deceiving my spirit. Help me first to see where I need to repent, then lead me in repentance that I would not argue as the world argues, but would submit to those circumstances You know will lead me to become like Christ. Help me now and always to be willing to listen, learn, and then obey all that You command knowing this is the true way to live.
Lord Jesus, You have taught us not to continue the rebellion, but to live humble lives that learn to obey all that You command. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always live into a life that obeys all that the Father wills for my life. Help me by overcoming my pride and do not let me stumble even in the small things that will get in the way that I may truly abide in You. Amen