Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
We first bought a harness for our dog we adopted back in November. I thought he wouldn’t pull so much or get loose from it being wrapped around his body rather than just his neck. Oh, was I so wrong. He did and constantly he was pulling and finding a way to get himself out of the harness.
Recently, mine husband told me a dog trainer said, a dog will pull more with a harness because they are naturally apt to use their own power by where they feel they are hooked to on their body. IMMEDIATELY we bought a collar! And, he has yet to slip out and not pulling so hard, stopping sooner when he feels that collar around his neck tighten. He is doing so much better!
When a husband leads his wife by his flesh, she feels hooked to the flesh, making her naturally apt to pull, around her body just like that harness. And, she will naturally pull and try to get loose in her own power. But, if he leads his wife by the Spirit of God it is like a collar. She feels and knows who is in control and that her neck is on the line. Because, truly she doesn’t fear what man can do to her, but fears the one who can destroy both body and soul. So, when she is reminded God is in control by her husband leading her by God’s Spirit you will have set your house in perfect order.
Things are never as bad as they appear to be. A collar around a neck can seem in humane but it is what keeps one in order and be reminded someone of greater authority is in control. Lead her with God’s Spirit. SELAH.
God’s Word even speaks of a collar around our necks here in Matthew:
And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.