"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior 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."
At the end of Titus 2:5, it says...."that the word of God be not blasphemed."
Have you EVER thought about what that means?!?!?!?! The day my heart got a grip on that, I realized what a position I held and what a responsibility I had to uphold God's word. Most often I think we read those verses, skimming over them, maybe thinking....."yeah, yeah, love my husband... ok........... childen..... ok......." and on we go, never focusing on the ending or the consequence if we do not do these things. What are we, as Christian women, saying to a watching world?
Just ponder this for a moment...........
Blaspheme - to speak out with abuse or contempt. (hmmmm, could possibly just our actions be doing this very thing??)
Blasphemy - abuse or contempt for God or sacred things. (ouch!!)
Abuse - make bad use of, use wrongly, abuse a privilege.
Contempt - despising, feeling that a person or act is mean and low. In law - open disobedience to the order of a court.
I would say this is not something to be taken lightly. What are we saying to the world, to those around us, to our families?
I do know this....contentment, true contentment lies in abandoned obedience to God. When we cannot even do what he tells us to do in his Holy Word, we will not be TRULY happy or content.