There are few things uglier than watching a woman try to prove she’s in charge.
I suppose we are all ruining our lives, to some degree, without Christ. We can only hope He is pointing out the attitudes and habits we need to change to become more like Him.
It’s amazing how much bad attitude can be vanquished by five minutes in God’s presence.
There may not be Biblical text to support or disprove any and every action a believer may try to justify in his or her life. But there certainly is text to illustrate the attitudes with which we are to approach life. The literal actions may thereby be extrapolated individually, as each situation arises.
For example, in Deuteronomy 22:8, is the concern really whether or not our roofs have low walls surrounding them? What is the principle behind this command? Likely that we ought to be cognizant of the safety (physical and otherwise) of all people in our lives. Underlying that exhortation is the assertion that people are precious to God. They matter. Our actions should demonstrate their value. In Buffalo, that means we shovel our sidewalks so passersby don’t slip and injure themselves. Maybe in Alabama, it would mean gently reminding people you care about not to drive into tornados.
We may not have all the “rules” scripted out (and thank God! We are already so legalistic about the ones we DO have), but we have something better. We have His heart for us, in the principles to which we are called. And with those in mind, we should always seek the better way.