|作者簡介 鮑勃和黛比·蓋斯 Bob and Debby Gass 鮑勃·蓋斯牧師出生於北愛爾蘭貝爾法斯特，十八歲移居美國。 在他服事主超過四十多年後，於1992年開始著手寫The Word For You Today“得力的一天”。 他的靈修文章善於激勵與啟迪人心，更幫助許多讀者每日倚靠主、與主同行。 The Word For You Today“得力的一天”，最初在美國發行， 後來經由英國UCB電台的推廣，目前除了英國、澳洲，在全世界各地有不同的語言版本， 每季發行超過三百五十萬冊。 鮑勃·蓋斯牧師希望藉由每日的靈修小品， 使讀者得著神的啟示與靈感，更深切的渴慕神的話。|
HUSBANDS AND WIVES (4)
“In Adam all die.”
The Bible says, “In Adam all die.” Why Adam? He was called to be the head of the first family, therefore he was responsible for what happened in the home. As people, hus- bands and wives are equal under God. But in marriage each has a different role. What happened in the first home was the result of two people wanting to live independently of God. That's the way many relationships function today. One or both partners choose to live their lives separately from God's rule and authority. It shows up in the 50 percent di- vorce rate we're experiencing. And that doesn't take into consideration that many who remain married say they're not happy and wouldn't marry the same person again. Conflict arises when you and your spouse have different histories, learning styles, personalities, and backgrounds. One spouse might say, “My father raised me like this,” or “My mother always did that.” We all have our own idea of what makes up “the knowledge of good and evil”—what's right and what's wrong for a marriage. Everyone has an opinion. The problem is, you can spend your life arguing over opinions and get nowhere. As followers of Christ, we're called to live our lives and build our marriages on biblical revelation, not personal intuition. Adam's job was to get God's viewpoint on issues pertaining to life and family, then share it with the other members of the family. How? By being a loving hus- band and modeling godly leadership. When a home functions this way, God's blessing
will be present.
1 Corinthians 15:22 (NIV)
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.