Now you can get jumping up and down mad about the title or you can read God’s Word for yourself. But no matter what be sure to read Why Do We Focus on the Exceptions? if you are busy making excuses for why your situation is different. But also notice that nothing says a woman cannot make money from her home, just that she should be working at home. Her focus should be glorifying the Lord through her home.
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,
4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. ESV
Women often get caught up with the words “working at home” and “submissive” but we breeze right over the phrase “that the word of God may not be reviled.”
Let’s see what that means.
Titus 2:5 “… that the word of God be not blasphemed.” KJV
Titus 2:5 “…so that no one will malign the word of God.” NIV
Titus 2:5 “… that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).” AMP
Guess what the actual Greek word is?
Not too hard for even a novice to figure out what that means, is it?
How do we blaspheme God’s Word?
2 Peter 2:2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. ESV
Several times in the Bible the word “blasphemo” has also been translated as “speak evil of”.
1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. ESV
When we ignore God’s Word we are speaking evil of it by not taking it seriously. We also cause others to speak evil of God’s Word because they see us as hypocrites. Christians tell unbelievers they should obey God but yet we don’t do the same, we pick and choose what we want to obey.
A similar verse to Titus 2:5 is 1 Timothy 5:14 So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. ESV
Notice both verses (Titus 2:5; 1 Timothy 5:14) include caring for children and working at home as the prerequisite to women not blaspheming or slandering God’s Word.
You think that it just might be important ?
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