You walk into your home in a way that is different from the way you walk into any other home. In your home you have a sense of an order you prefer. In somebody else’s home you wouldn’t rearrange their furniture. Where you live speaks of where you have authority. This is your domain. Domain and dominion have multiple related meanings. Your domain speaks of a place you rightfully occupy like your house, your yard, your office, etc.
If we are to take Jesus to be a serious thinker we must see the flow of His argument and not reduce His teaching to soundbites. We want truth and not tweets.
What comes to mind when you think about the word, “argument?” Typically it is something negative. The fact is arguments can be negative and they can be positive because they are born from deep seeded conclusions that exist within our lives. Good arguments can keep us from bad decisions. Bad arguments lead to bad decisions.
1 John 3:16-24We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. 23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us. TLB
Studies show that 2/3 of all people on a first date tell lies. Men most commonly lie about wealth and success while women most commonly lie about age and occupation. Why is lying up front so common? The common progression is to hide the real you long enough so they love you just enough to keep from turning back.