(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
'Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the choicest of every offering of My people Israel?'
"For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them.
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God;
And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.