Friday, November 6, 2015

Woman are Commanded to be QUIET

Paul commands women in the church to be quiet. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law {1 Corinthians 14:34} and But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence {1 Timothy 2:12}. Many believe this was due to women speaking out of order and it was a cultural thing back when he wrote these verses; one women would shout out something, then another woman, etc. But somehow women think it's different today. I disagree!

After the GOP debate, Ken and I were watching The Kelly File on Fox News. Megan had a large group of Republicans discussing the debate. It was probably 50% women and 50% men. The women completely dominated the discussion! If you have been in Bible studies that were men and females, haven't you noticed how usually the women dominate the conversation? Women have the gift of gab. It was the same back in Paul's day and it's the same today. Nothing has changed.

Women who have disobedient husbands are commanded to win them how? Without a WORD; by being QUIET! Being quiet is a good quality to pursue. Since we know we have a problem with talking too much, we need to begin working on developing this quiet quality which in the sight of God of great price {1 Peter 3:4}. Why is a being quiet so precious to the Lord?

We won't stick our foot in our mouth and say something we regret.
We have a much greater chance of not offending others.
We have time to ponder our words and speak words of kindness.
We allow our actions to speak louder than our words. 
There's a better chance of hearing the still small voice of the Lord.

How can we tame the tongue that James tells us it's so difficult to tame? And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell {James 3:6}. Then James goes on to say, But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison {James 3:8}. Oh no! This means we can't tame our tongue or does it?

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible {Matthew 19:26}. Since we are new creatures in Christ, we have His Spirit living mightily within us and one fruit of the Spirit is self-control so YES, we can tame the tongue! None of His commands to us are burdensome and He gives us the power to walk in the Spirit and obey Him. We do this by being transformed by renewing our minds with Truth. Therefore, if you have a problem with your tongue and being quiet, memorize verses that deal with being quiet and being slow to speak.