Admonitions to the Men

Admonitions to Men

  • Men are exhorted to walk in the fear of Alahayim in mercy and truth:

Pro 3:1

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Pro 3:2 

For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Pro 3:3 

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

Pro 3:4 

So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of Alahayim and man.

Pro 3:5

Trust in AHAYAH with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Pro 3:6

 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Pro 3:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear AHAYAH, and depart from evil.

  • Do all things in word and deed in the name of the Lord Yache with thanksgiving unto Ahayah Alahayim.

Col 3:17

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yache, giving thanks to

Alahayim and the Father by him.

Sirach’s admonition on shamefacedness to find favor

Sir 41:16

Therefore be shamefaced according to my word: for it is not good to retain all shamefacedness, neither is it altogether approved in everything.

Sir 41:17

Be ashamed of whoredom before father and mother, and of a lie before a prince and a mighty man:

Sir 41:18

Of an offence before a judge and ruler, of iniquity before a congregation and people, of unjust dealing before thy partner and friend:

Sir 41:19

And of theft in regard of the place where thou sojournest, and in regard of the truth of Alahayim and his covenant, and to lean with thine elbow upon the meat, and of scorning to give and take:

Sir 41:20

And of silence before them that salute thee, and to look upon an harlot:

 Simplicity of the Gospel for Aged Men

Tit 2:1  

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
Tit 2:2  

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

​Career Building

  • Whatever work Ahayah has given us, we do it with sincerity of heart in thanks unto Ahayah, being content with food and raiment.

1 Timothy 6:6-8

6  But holiness with contentment is great gain.

7  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Ecc 9:10

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might: for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest.

Sir 40:18

To labor & to be content with that a man hath, is a sweet life: but he that findeth a treasure, is above them both.

Starting a Family

  •  This Wisdom is the key to building a sure household and the fear of Ahayah keeps it from being overthrown.

Pro 24:3

Through wisdom is an house builded, and by understanding it is established.
Sir 27:3

Unless a man hold himself diligently in the fear of Ahayah, his house shall soon be overthrown.

  • A man is the ruler of his house, hence he must be just and equal.

Col 4:1  

Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Sir 9:1  

Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself. 

  • A wife is a man's portion in this life. He is commanded to enjoy her and be ravished in her love. Ensure to have her know she is loved as his own flesh with affection as well as teach her righteousness by his self sacrifice unto good works that he may present her without spot and blameless unto Yache leading himself by example.

Ecc 9:9

Live joyfully with the wife, whom thou lovest, all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath

given thee under the Sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labor which

thou takest under the Sun.

Pro 5:18

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Pro 5:19

Let her bee as the loving Hinde and pleasant Roe, let her breasts satisfy thee at all times, and be thou ravished always with her love.

  • Our forefathers had great love for their wives and took care of them as their own flesh and speaking to them with endearing words in examples as these:

Jasher 23:7 .

And Abraham said unto Sarah, my daughter, let us pray to the Lord our Alahayim that he may do good with us.

Jubilee 27:14

14 And Isaac said to Rebecca: 'My sister, weep not on account of Jacob, my son; for he goes in peace, and in peace will he return.

Songs of Solomon 4:19

How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smells of thine ointments than all spices!

Songs of Solomon 1:9

I have compared thee, O my love to a company of horses in Pharoah's chariots

Songs of Solomon 1:16

Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green. 

  • A husband's love for his wife is a commandment we must keep:

Col 3:19

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

  • Your wife is the weaker vessel, so she may have more of a struggle to attain unto righteousness. One must be very patient, long-suffering, and merciful as Yache is with us as he builds us into his image. 

Pro 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

  • Dwell with thy wife according to the knowledge of Alahayim in every good work. 

1Pe 3:7

Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

Col 1:10

That ye might walk worthy of AHAYAH unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, :and increasing in the knowledge of Alahayim​​

 

  • It is not well for a man to be hasty in his speech to say he will do something and when time comes he is slack or negligent to fulfill his word. If he says he will do something, it must be done, so that he does not bare false witness against himself and set a bad example for his household. 

Sir 4:29

Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds slack and remiss.

  • Nor is it well for a man to be angry tempered, moody, and riotous in his house as a lion.

Ecc 7:9

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

Sir 4:30

Bee not as a Lion in thy house, nor frantic among thy servants.

Pro 29:22

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

  • A hasty, quick tempered spirit will cause a man to error often. Rather a man must exemplify righteousness in his house, so that his flock may follow.

Pro 14:29

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Pro 19:11

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

  •  In deference of anger and not passing over transgressions, forbear threatening for the Lord's sake:

Eph 6:9

And ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your master also is in heaven, neither is there respect of persons with him.

  • (If she is struggling in the faith or unbelief, a man of Christ ought to do good as she does wrong, so as to overcome evil with good)

Rom 12:21

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Rom 12:17

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Rom 12:19

Dearly beloved, avenge not your selves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith AHAYAH.

  • Prayer, deeds of righteousness with the fruits, and righteous discourse daily are most powerful tools to turn the heart when one does not bear a grudge.


Shepherd of Hermas Vision 2

3[7]:1 "But do thou, Hermas, no longer bear a grudge against thy children, neither suffer thy sister to have her way, so that they may be purified from their former sins. For they shall be chastised with a righteous chastisement, unless thou bear a grudge against them theyself. The bearing of a grudge worketh death. But thou, Hermas, hast had great tribulations of thine own, by reason of the transgressions of thy family, beccause thou hadst no care for them. For thou wast neglectful of them, and wast mixed up with thine evil transactions.

3[7]:2 But herin is thy salvation, in that thou didst not depart from thte living Alahayim, and in thy simplicity and thy great continence. These have saved thee, if thou abidest therein; and they save all who do such things, and walk in guilelessness and simplicity. These prevail over all wickedness, and continue unto life eternal.

Sheperd of Hermas Vision 1

3:2 But the great mercy of Ahayah had pity on thee and thy family, and will strengthen thee, and establish thee in His glory. Only be not thou careless, but take courage, and strengthen thy family. For as the smith hammering his work conquers the task which he wills, so also doth righteous discourse repeated daily conquer all evil. Cease not therefor e to reprove thy children; for i know that if they shall repent with all their heart, they shall be written in the books of life with the saints."

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MULTIPLE WIVES: If Ahayah has given a man more than one wife, love each genuinely just as Jacob loved Rachel and Leah.

Gen 29:30

And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years

  • (He never hated Leah, he just loved Rachel more than he loved Leah)

Jubilee 36:21

And Leah his wife died in the fourth year of the second week of the forty-fifth jubilee, and he buried her in the double cave near Rebecca his mother to the left of the grave of Sarah, his father's mother.
Jubilee 36:22

And all her sons and his sons came to mourn over Leah his wife with him and to comfort him regarding her, for he was lamenting her for he loved her exceedingly after Rachel her sister died;

Jubilee 36:23

For she was perfect and upright in all her ways and honored Jacob, and all the days that she lived with him he did not hear from her mouth a harsh word, for she was gentle and peaceable and upright and honorable.
Jubilee 36:24

And he remembered all her deeds which she had done during her life and he lamented her exceedingly; for he loved her with all his heart and with all his soul.

  • Remember, whether you love your other wife more than the first, the birthright still belong to the son of the first wife, because he is your heir.

Deu 21:15

If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:

Deu 21:16

Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

Deu 21:17

But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

  • A man must provide for his spouse(s)  according to the law. One has to provide food, raiment, and the duty of marriage (due benevolence).

Exo 21:10

If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.

  • The love one is to have for one's wife is parallel to the love Yache has for the Church.

Eph 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Meshiyacha also loved the Church, and gave himself for it:

Eph 5:26

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word,

Eph 5:27

That he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Eph 5:28

So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself.

Eph 5:29

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the

Church:

Testament of Gad 4:7

For the spirit of hatred worketh together with Satan, through hastiness of spirit, in all things to men’s death; but the spirit of love worketh together with the law of Alahayim in long-suffering unto the salvation of men

  •  She needs the man to be an example for her to help her see the light of Christ Yache in him and be converted in her heart. This is why it is important for men to teach themselves first to walk according to the commandments of Ahayah and then they can adequately teach their wives by their examples and words of righteousness.

The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians 2:6

[6] And teach ourselves first to walk according to the commandments of the Lord; and then your wives to walk likewise according to the faith that is given to them; in charity and in purity; loving their own husbands with all sincerity, and all others alike with all temperance; and to bring up their children in the instruction and fear of the Lord.

 

Raising Children

  • The Father’s admonishment for raising his children, is as follows: 

Eph 6:4

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

Sir 22:6  

A tale out of season is as musick in mourning: but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time.

  • (speaking wisdom into our children are never out of season.)

Col 3:21

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

  • Speak life into them, be patient with them, and raise them. Don’t upbraid them because Ahayah doesn’t scold us.

Jas 1:5

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of Alahayim, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth G3679 not: and it shalbe given him.

 

Definition:
G3679 ὀνειδέζω oneidezō on-I-did'-zo From G3681; to defame, that is, rail at, chide, taunt: - cast in teeth, (suffer) reproach, revile, upbraid.

  • Hermas’ experience with his household and the admonitions of the Angel of repentance for him to correct the iniquity of his house is needful for us who seek to bring forth fruits worthy of repentance. The iniquity in the house starts from our shortcomings, so we must be diligent.

Hermas vision 1

3:1 "Yet it is not for this that Alahayim is wroth with thee, but that thou mayest convert thy family, that hath done wrong against AHAYAH and against you their parents. But out of fondness for thy children thou didst not admonish thy family, but didst suffer it to become fearfully corrupt. Therefore AHAYAH is wroth with thee. But He will heal all thy past sins, which have been committed in thy family; for by reason of their sins and iniquities thou hast been corrupted by the affairs of this world.

3:2 But the great mercy of AHAYAH had pity on thee and thy family, and will strengthen thee, and establish thee in His glory. Only be not thou careless, but take courage, and strengthen thy family. For as the smith hammering his work conquers the task which he wills, so also doth righteous discourse repeated daily conquer all evil. Cease not therefore to reprove thy children; for I know that if they shall repent with all their heart, they shall be written in the books of life with the saints."

Hermas vision 2

3[7]:1 "But do thou, Hermas, no longer bear a grudge against thy children, neither suffer thy sister to have her way, so that they may be purified from their former sins. For they shall be chastised with a righteous chastisement, . But thou, Hermas, hast had great tribulations of thine own, by reason of the transgressions of thy family, because thou hadst no care for them. For thou wast neglectful of them, and wast mixed up with thine evil transactions.

3[7]:2 But herein is thy salvation, in that thou didst not depart from the living Alahayim, and in thy simplicity

and thy great continence. These have saved thee, if thou abidest therein; and they save all who do such

 Unless thou bear a grudge against them thyself. The bearing of a grudge worketh death things, and walk in guilelessness and simplicity. These men prevail over all wickedness, and continue unto life eternal

3[7]:3 Blessed are all they that work righteousness. They shall never be destroyed.

Parable 7

1[66]:1 After a few days I saw him on the same plain, where also I had seen the shepherds, and he saith to me, "What seekest thou?" "I am here, Sir," say I, "that thou mayest bid the shepherd that punisheth go out of my house; for he afflicteth me much." "It is necessary for thee," saith he, "to be afflicted; for so," saith he, "the glorious angel ordered as concerning thee, for he wisheth thee to be proved." "Why, what so evil thing have I done, Sir," say I, "that I should be delivered over to this angel?"

1[66]:2 "

Listen," saith he. "Thy sins are many, yet not so many that thou shouldest be delivered over to this

angel; but thy house has committed great iniquities and sins, and the glorious angel was embittered at their

deeds, and for this cause he bade thee be afflicted for a certain time, that they also might repent and

cleanse themselves from every lust of this world. When therefore they shall repent and be cleansed, then

shall the angel of punishment depart."

1[66]:3

I say to him; "Sir, if they perpetrated such deeds that the glorious angel is embittered, what have I

done?" "They cannot be afflicted otherwise," saith he, "unless thou, the head of the [whole] house, be

afflicted; for if thou be afflicted, they also of necessity will be afflicted; but if thou be prosperous, they can

suffer no affliction."

1[66]:4 "But behold, Sir," say I, "they have repented with their whole heart." "I am quite aware myself," saith he, "that they have repented with their whole heart; well, thinkest thou that the sins of those who repent are forgiven forthwith? Certainly not; but the person who repents must torture his own soul, and must be thoroughly humble in his every action, and be afflicted with all the divers kinds of affliction; and if he endure the afflictions which come upon him, assuredly He Who created all things and endowed them with power will be moved with compassion and will bestow some remedy.

1[66]:5 And this (will Alahayim do), if in any way He perceive the heart of the penitent pure from every evil thing. But it is expedient for thee and for thy house that thou shouldest be afflicted now. But why speak I many words to thee? Thou must be afflicted as the angel of AHAYAH commanded, even he that delivered thee unto me; and for this give thanks to AHAYAH, in that He deemed thee worthy that I should reveal unto thee beforehand the affliction, that foreknowing it thou might endure it with fortitude."

1[66]:6 I say to him; "Sir, be thou with me, and I shall be able to endure all affliction [easily]." "I will be with thee," saith he; "and I will ask the angel that punisheth to afflict thee more lightly; but thou shalt be afflicted for a short time, and thou shalt be restored again to thy house.

  • Be encouraged, may the angel of righteousness lead us in ever good work to set an example of a believer.