How To Handle Relationships in a Christ-like Fashion
Note: On Sunday, November 2010, I will be teaching another lesson, Learning To Be Christ-Like - Relationships in my “Journey with Pappa B” Series at CityView Community Church, just north of Rt.30 on Roosevelt Ave (on top of the hill) at 9:30 a.m. until 10:15.
Eldon Post was the feature speaker at a Men’s Retreat in 2004. He did a series of lectures on How Men Of God Can Become Godly Husbands. His teaching was revolutionary to me, life changing, and saved my marriage. He taught how any believer in Jesus Christ can take whatever they have to the Lord and seek the Heart of the Father on the matter; then be obedient to what they have seen or heard.
He taught that Jesus died on the cross not for the Church, nor for us, but because He was obedient to the Father. He knew his mission, and was obedient to the point of death. He then took 100% responsibility for our sins, yet gave 0% blame. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Eldon then exhorted us men that we must take 100% responsibility for our wives and 0% blame. It is not a question of being right or wrong. There was nothing right about Jesus being condemned to die on the cross, except that He was obedient to the Father. Think about it! Most marital spats are “blame” sessions.
If we would apply the 100% responsibility/ 0% blame principle in every relationship we have, what an impact we would have on the world. Hardly anyone takes responsibility in the political arena or business world, but are good at spreading the blame. If your boss takes 100% responsibility for what you do without the blame, you would respect him, do anything for him, and be more productive. All politicians do today is blame the other party and produce negative ads. Why are they surprised that no one trusts them?
This lesson will go into depth on this unique principle and its implications.