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Husbands, love your wives – part 3

“And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.” Genesis 4:15,23-24

When Cain was further driven away from the presence of God, he went and settled in the land of Nod and there he took a wife and had Enoch, and Lamech was the forth generation.

From a Christian perspective, Nod is said to be a place outside of the presence or face of God, it symbolises the condition of all who forsake God or those God has not chosen. It is said while in Nod, Cain continued his wickedness: resorting to violence and robbery; establishing weights and measures; transforming human culture from innocence into craftiness and deceit; establishing property lines; and building a fortified city. And Lamech his great great grandson was the first to have two wives too, and he also continued the evil legacy, seventy times more worse above that of Cain his great great grandfather.

One can interpret from the above scripture how a generational curse affect those down the line, becoming selfish, crooked, evil, wicked and immoral as was their fathers like here Lamech who brought it home, to his wives, boasting about how he had killed two men. He’s not repented or remorseful for what he had done but instead is saying to his own wives he’s invincible. Today we’ve people like that even among they who believe, who in their own homes are evil, and before their own wives behave as such as those turning “the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 1:4).

God did not put a mark on Cain so he should go on a killing spree. Neither did he create man (Adam) first that he should be abusive to his own wife. 1 Peter 3:7 says, “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” You do not play a Lamech saying, “Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech” with the one you’re supposed to be joint heirs together. If this you do in your own homes it means you’ve acquired knowledge from the wrong source, and here is the correct way – Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife as someone you’ve been joint together with to be joint “heirs together of the grace of life.” The habit of subduing, submitting and beating your loved ones into form comes from evil, worse when doing it to one you call your wife.

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