Friday, September 4, 2009

What Is Your Calling?

Titus 2:3-5
The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Lets Look at these portions of scripture and see what our role is as a women
It amazes me just how far we have came today AWAY from the God given calling we have!
May we look at God's Word here with a willingness to DO what he calls us to do.
Before I became a Christian I had no clue what I was suppose to be as a wife. I had it all wrong. But I am thankful there was a godly woman in my church would took the time to teach me, thus fulfilling Titus 2. This study has been a great reminder......I pray it will be for you also!

1.Behavior as becometh holiness~ befitting men, places, actions or sacred things to God
2.Not false accusers~prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely; A calumniator, false accuser, slanderer,
3.Not given to much wine~
4.Teachers of good things~teaching that which is good, a teacher of goodness
5.Teaching young women to be
a. To Be Sober~
1) restore one to his senses

2) to moderate, control, curb, disciple

3) to hold one to his duty

4) to admonish, to exhort earnestly

b. To love their husbands~loving her husband
c. To love their children~loving one's offspring or children
d. To be discreet~
1) of a sound mind, sane, in one's senses
2) curbing one's desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate
e. To be chaste~
1) exciting reverence, venerable, sacred
2) pure
a) pure from carnality, chaste, modest
b) pure from every fault, immaculate
c) clean
f. To be keepers at home~
1) caring for the house, working at home
a) the (watch or) keeper of the house
b) keeping at home and taking care of household affairs
c) a domestic
g. To be good~
1) of good constitution or nature
2) useful, salutary
3) good, pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy
4) excellent, distinguished
5) upright, honourable
h. To be obediant to their own husbands~
1) to arrange under, to subordinate
2) to subject, put in subjection
3) to subject one's self, obey
4) to submit to one's control
5) to yield to one's admonition or advice
6) to obey, be subject

Monday, August 31, 2009

Be Careful.....

The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up, nay,
you have to cut every step with an ice axe; only with incessant labour in cutting and
chipping can you make any progress; you need a guide to help you, and you are not
safe unless you are fastened to the guide, for you may slip into a crevasse. Nobody
ever slides up, but if great care be not taken they will slide down, slide back, or in
other words backslide. This is very easily done. If you want to know how to backslide,
the answer is leave off going forward and you will slide backward, cease going
upward and you will go downward of necessity, for stand still you never can.