Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ladies, do you want to revile God's word?

Ladis, did you ever consider the opposite of Titus 2:5? Here is the verse:

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"to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled."

I use the ESV.

NIV: "so that no one will malign the word of God."
NAS: "so that the word of God will not be dishonored"
KJV: "that the word of God be not blasphemed"

The Greek word for 'reviled' is blasphemeo, means-

"refusing to acknowledge good (worthy of respect, veneration); hence, to blaspheme which reverses moral values."

If we are NOT self-controlled, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT pure, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT working at home, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT kind, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT submissive to our own husbands, we revile the word of the Lord,

Please think about what we do as women, widows, and wives before the Lord. I know I will try to be more careful to adhere to the behavioral standards outlined in the verse.

1 comment :

  1. Hard core.

    Just the sort of exegesis I came to love when I was studying theology from a layman's perspective back in 2011. As an example, yesterday I heard a broadcast from John MacArthur entitled "4 Ways to Miss Heaven" or 4 Ways to Die in Your Sin.

    At the pivotal point, where he has gone through in detail and explained the perfect righteousness of Christ and His substitutionary atonement, He says, this is something every Christian believes. Then he offered, " 'what about those who believe in God?' They're not Christians."

    The hard truth is the good truth, all in one.

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