First Corinthians 11:3 says, “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” What is Paul talking about here? First, let me tell you what he’s not talking about, and that is superiority or inferiority. Instead, Paul is talking about headship.
Football provides a great analogy about this issue. Years ago, I was a quarterback on my high school football team. And if you know anything about football, you know that the quarterback calls the plays.
Now, does that mean the quarterback is the best player on the team? Well, I certainly wasn’t. But I can tell you who probably was. His name was Ned and he played fullback. Now, he was an incredible athlete. But, I tell you something—Ned did not call the plays.
What I’m trying to say is this: somebody has got to call the plays. A team can’t run two plays at one time, wouldn’t you agree? Well, I guess you could, but it wouldn’t work. You’ve got to have somebody call the play! If the quarterback calls a good play and you score a touchdown, everyone cheers. If it’s a bad play, the quarterback gets blamed.
Now, I can hand the ball off to a fullback, but it’s still my responsibility as the quarterback to call the play. It doesn’t mean that I am superior. It just simply means that there is leadership. In the same way, God has ordained that there be headship in the family.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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