5.3.17 -1 Cor 11:3

I was blessed to grow up in a neighborhood full of children. When we played hide and seek it was not uncommon to have 20 or more kids. During this period things were different. We were all over the place from one house to another. Because of this, It was also not uncommon for me to be disciplined by another parent or my parents to another kid. Mr Wilson was a fairly large man with an even larger presence. He was not to be messed with and it would be safe to say that I had a healthy fear of him. We were taught to respect authority, from our parents, to coaches, teachers and yes, other parents.
In 1 Corinthians 11 Paul makes it clear that God has established principles of order, authority, and accountability. For whatever reason, these have diminished from our society. Children ignore their parents, defy their teachers and thumb their nose at just about any authority. I have stated before that children learn much more from our actions than our words, so while we sit and ponder why kids are so defiant, need we look further than ourselves? Our ultimate authority is God. Everyday our society defies what he has laid out for us. We resist everything from the laws of the land to an expectation from our boss. Exacting discipline is not fun but it’s clear that without it, we are quickly approaching a state of anarchy. We must get back to establishing this order to our children but first we must respect and submit to it as well. 1 Corinthians 11:3 – But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.