What Does The Bible Say About Domestic Violence?

What Does The Bible Say About Domestic Violence?

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

Memory Verse:
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Ephesians 5:33

Text:
Ephesians 5:22-25
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

Ephesians 5:31-33
31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

1 Timothy 3:3-6
3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect.
5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Introduction:
An ideal Christian home or family comprises of the Father, Mother and the Children. Apart from Christ being the head of such family, it is expected that they should live in harmony. Peace of God and tranquillity should reign supreme. It should be a home where mutual respect, love, understanding and other virtues of GOD are held in high esteem. Any home where domestic violence is the order of the day cannot be the template GOD designed for families, especially, when you consider the fact that the unit of the Church is the family. May the Holy Spirit teach us today in Jesus Christ Name. Amen.

What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is an aggressive or violent behaviour within the home or domestic setting like family, marriage or household, it is the use of physical force to harm someone especially in the household. It can be emotional abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse and physical abuse and can progressively lead to murder, divorce and many other social vices. It is on the rise now and we need to control the trend through its early warnings signs.

Causes of Domestic Violence.
A.
Failure of Husband to meet the family need financially.
1 Timothy 5:8
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

B.
Failure of husband to provide the needed leadership spiritually, physically, emotionally & otherwise.
Ephesians 5:23
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

C.
Failure to love the wife and the children unconditionally like Jesus did for us.
Colossians 3:19
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

1 Peter 3:7-11
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Suffering for Doing Good
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
10 For,

“Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
they must seek peace and pursue it.

Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

D.
Failure of the wife to submit or recognise the husband as the head of the family.
Colossians 3:18
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

E.
Failure of the wife to provide the husband with the necessary support spiritually, financially, physically, emotionally and otherwise.
1 Peter 3:1-6
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,
6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

F.
Infidelity on the part of the husband or vice versa.
Matthew 5:27
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

G.
Children, not given the right training when they are young, spiritually, educationally, physically, morally, mentally, martially, emotionally, etc.
Titus 2:4-10
4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

9 Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,
10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

 

H.
Children not imbibing the ethics of the correct training being given.
Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—
3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

2 Timothy 3:15
And how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

I.
Extended Family Influences.

J.
Consumption of alcohol, hard drugs etc

K.
Temperamental Behaviour And Anger.
Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.

Attributes Of A Christian Home Or Family.
1.
Jesus is the cornerstone.
Colossians 1:18-19
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

Ephesians 1:22-23
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

2.
Respect for one another is the order of the day.

3.
Everybody – (Father, Mother, Children, Relatives and House Maids) – plays his or her role effectively, in accordance to God’s commandment.
Ephesians 6:5-9
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,
8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

4.
Individual within the family holds God in his esteem.

5.
Peace of God, like a river flows out of the family.

6.
The family serves as role model to others.

Conclusion:
Domestic violence is assuming an alarming proportion now a day. And gradually it is drifting into the believers’ homes. It used to be battering, but now it has graduated to maiming and killing one another. It is a good thing that we are teaching ourselves about it now so as to be conscious of the new and deadly tricks of the devil.

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3 thoughts on “What Does The Bible Say About Domestic Violence?

  1. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

    2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

    3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

    4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

    5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

    6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

    7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

    8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

    9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

    10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

    11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

    12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

    13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

    14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

    15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

    16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

    17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

    18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.

    19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

    20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

    21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

    22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

    23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

    24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

    25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

    26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

    27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

    28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

    29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

    30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

    31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

    32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

    33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

    34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

    35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

    36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

    37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

    38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

    39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

    40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

    41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.

    42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

    43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

    44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

    45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

    46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

    47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

    48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

    49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

    50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

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  2. To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear to me.
    For if you remain silent,
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.
    2 Hear my cry for mercy
    as I call to you for help,
    as I lift up my hands
    toward your Most Holy Place.

    3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
    with those who do evil,
    who speak cordially with their neighbors
    but harbor malice in their hearts.
    4 Repay them for their deeds
    and for their evil work;
    repay them for what their hands have done
    and bring back on them what they deserve.

    5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
    and what his hands have done,
    he will tear them down
    and never build them up again.

    6 Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
    7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
    My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

    8 The Lord is the strength of his people,
    a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
    9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
    be their shepherd and carry them forever.

    Amen.

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  3. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

    2 Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

    3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

    4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

    5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

    6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

    7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

    8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

    10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

    11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

    12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

    13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

    14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

    15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

    16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

    17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

    18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

    19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

    20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.

    21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

    22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

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