Hello sisters welcome to week 3, Affection. I would like to share a few points from the opening pages of the chapter. The authors say on page 62, ” Then he (Paul) lists several other things that are vital for women of God: loving their husbands, and children, being self-controlled and pure, working at home, being kind, and being submissive to their husband. These are things that older women ought to be competent to teach and younger women ought to be eager to learn.” I don’t know about you but I can’t say I would have always been “eager to learn” this things. Though I can look back on my life and see how much easier I could have made it on myself had I. I don’t know what stage I fall into these days, older?, younger? I don’t know…maybe both at times. I do know that this is the kind of woman that I desire to be. I want to be the older woman who is competent to teach and walks alongside younger women and I want to be the younger woman who is eager to learn from the older women God has placed in my life. I hope this is the kind of woman you want to be too.
I also like how the authors address that these instructions from Paul are for all women, married, single, have children, don’t have children, no matter your family status Paul is speaking to all of us. On page 63 the authors say, “Your womanhood is ultimately not about you. It’s about displaying the glory of God and His powerful redemptive plan.Even if you never have a husband or children, it’s crucial for you to understand the great, eternal realities to which your womanhood points. A True Woman values and loves God’s plan for the family. Married or not, she has a deep affection for family and does what she an to help families reflect the gospel story.”
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Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!
In His Love,
One Heart Women’s Ministry