Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Choosing Morsels Or Shadows?

Chuck Swindoll is a great preacher.  He isn't afraid to speak Truth even when it is not popular.  I just listened to a sermon of his about the importance of women being keepers at home.  Very few preachers are willing to preach about this very important topic. 

He gave a great illustration showing what women today are doing.  A dog had a morsel in his mouth.  As he was crossing a bridge, he saw a shadow of himself in the water below.  Instead of being content with the morsel in his mouth, he dropped the morsel and dove in for the morsel the dog in the water was carrying.

He said that women today are losing the substance of womanhood and motherhood {the morsel} while grasping at shadows.  Today's women have so many opportunities educationally, career wise, politically, etc. that they are leaving the choicest morsels of being a wife and mother.

Instead of marrying and a commitment to family, they are chasing lust and a desire for "more" fulfillment.  Instead of staying married and fighting for their marriages, they are divorcing in droves looking for grass that is greener.  Instead of rearing children, they hand them over to day care centers or others to raise while they pursue a career and increased living.

We often say, “As goes the family, so goes all else.” So let us give it the priority it deserves, and return the wife to her indispensable role of helping her husband, nurturing her children, and managing her household. We know that a well-ordered home is one of life’s greatest treasures. So let us act accordingly, and return the jewel that truly makes the home a treasure. Let us obey God’s law when he commands the wife and mother to stay at home so that she can properly care for her family and manage her household. Let us give honor to “keepers at home” for to such much honor is due. Our hope for the future of the church and society rests, in large measure, with the virtuous women who are “keepers at home.” {source}

I will therefore that the younger women marry, 
bear children, guide the house, 
give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 
 I Timothy 5:14