A Sign of Authority One-a-Day Monday  3/6/23

A life worthy

A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. For this reason, and because of the angels, a woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head (1 Corinthians 11:7-10).

I know some people would argue that all this hat/no hat business is just social convention, and really does not apply to us today.

Except there’s this part.

Paul is talking to a specific group of people in a particular place and time, but his reasoning goes back to Genesis. He uses the very order of creation to emphasize the need for women to be in submission to their husbands. It’s the same argument he uses in Ephesians 5, and it works.

Please refrain from hurling your electronic device against the wall.

So I say–and I could be so very wrong here–that the detail of head covering is culture-specific, but the bigger idea of respect and submission in the house of worship is timeless.

Oh, and the angel thing? I think Paul is pointing out that all Creation is watching…so don’t mess up.

Don’t hate me–I’m just the messenger.

Actually, please don’t hate anyone involved in this message. I don’t think that would end well.

Happy Monday, Beloved

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