In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness [propriety] and sobriety [moderation] and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array [clothing]. But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works – 1st Timothy 2:9-10.
Appropriate dress is not just for women who attend church or professing to be a Christian; although this Scripture is pertaining to those whose professing to be Christians. A dress code is established with most employers; probably due to the fact, some women will come to work dress inappropriately, if an employer can establish a dress code, surely a church can. The reason for the dress code is to protect the pastor and other males who are trying to live a godly life. It’s hard for the pastor to keep focus if a woman is sitting in front of him with her bosom revealed or her skirt is short enough to observe her thighs. This is provocative and it shouldn’t be in the church. The pastor neither the other male minster’s can pray for a woman effectively, when she comes to the altar for prayer if she’s dressed revealing her bosom or other parts that should be covered.
Women should be aware of their dress attire when attending church; are they trying to get attention? Are they attending church to get a boyfriend or entice someone’s husband? A woman that seduces a godly man will be compensated by God (But whoso shall offend [cause to sin] one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offenses [enticements o sin]! for it must need be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offenses cometh – Matthew 18:6-7! Although the Scripture indicates a man it means mankind which includes women. Men look at the outer appearance, and some may be weak in their faith, they shouldn’t be influenced to live outside of what the Word of God teaches. A man whose heart has not been completed giving themselves to God will be influenced, and those whose is right with God but doesn’t have the strength to resist will except the influence and when looking for a wife will marry one whose conscience about their dress attire. As women, leave something for the imagination!
God’s house should be reverence (Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil – Ecclesiastes 5:1). Consider what you’re wearing, examine your motives when you dress to influence and especially when you’re going into the house of God.
Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and call their name Adam, in the day when they were created – Genesis 5:2
When God created mankind, He created them as male and female and called their name Adam. Calling both genders mankind doesn’t mean God created two males. God created Adam from dust then He created Eve from Adam’s rib. When God brought Adam his wife, Adam called Eve “Woman”, (And Adam said, This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man -Genesis 2:23). God knew He had created two different genders but He wanted Adam to be able to distinguish the two, therefore, Adam called his wife woman. Eve is better known for giving her husband the forbidden fruit; she didn’t make Adam eat it nor did she deceive him. He was aware of what fruit they could eat and what they couldn’t eat. Eve was the mother of all living and through her generations and nationalities were birth.
Women were created by God, and He created woman beautifully, she has beauty on the inside that flows to the outside. Beauty is not just the outer appearance but what comes from the heart. A woman can have facial beauty but if she’s mean, cruel, self-center and self-seeking she loses her beauty. God placed love in women that is stronger than any male. A woman will love to the very end when it’s true love and not emotional love. A woman’s love is close to God-kind of love whether she’s a Christian or non-believer. The love she has for someone nothing can deter it; she will take what most men will not and cannot take. She’s built to love, and nurture. God placed wisdom in women to endure and take nothing and make something whereas men would be having suicidal ideation.
In God’s written Word, He speaks about knowledge and wisdom and He speaks of them as being a female, He calls them “her”, this is what He has placed in women “Knowledge and Wisdom”. He has given us the wisdom and knowledge of what and what not to do in any given situation.We have endured through child birth as well as training them to be adults and once they are adults, they are still pulling on our hearts, the pain the mother suffers while the father love them, but he will not allow them or you to continue to hurt them without shutting you down in their mind and heart. Men can’t endure the physical or emotional pain women endure.
Women are wonderfully and fearfully made, our beauty isn’t just skin deep. It’s love in our hearts that flow out to others that have been wounded, forsaken, broken down, torn down, and scorn. It’s that love in our hearts that is willing to help others no matter what the cost maybe. God’s Son was birth by a woman, one that was a virgin, engaged to be married, but when God called her to be the carrier of His Son, her answer was yes. God has created women to be carriers, He knows that women will not be satisfied until they get the job done and do it right. He has placed that in us and because of His love for us, He didn’t just place it in the believer but the non-believer as well. It’s a beautiful thing to be chosen by God to be a female that grows to be a beautiful woman! God chose us to be a female, one that He knows that will be willing to carry whatever comes our way and yet be able to encourage others, full of wisdom and knowledge, strength, fearless and genuine love.
Loneliness is something we all experience at one time or another. You don’t have to be single to be lonely, many married couples are lonely because of disconnection in the relationship or they have little or nothing in common. Loneliness is not known by the elderly but teenagers, young adults, and middle age. It’s something no one want to experience but some way some how we all experience it at one time or another in our life. The best way to avoid loneliness is to get busy doing something that you like and enjoy. (more…)
We live in a stressful world that seems to be getting more stressful with each passing day, people are hurrying everywhere. They are rude, short-tempered, and have no time to be concerned about anyone else but themselves. Many people are experiencing financial stress, marital stress, employee stress, the stress of raising children and stressed about their well-being in such a rushed and unconcerned world. There are mental stress and often physical stress caused from being overworked. This stressful lifestyle causes health problems which will lead to more stress. Although many are suffering from stress, it’s hard to talk to anyone about the One who can relieve stress. (more…)
John Stuart Mill made the statement “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who only have interest”. The secular world when having a conviction about something they feel is true they call it belief, the Christian community calls it faith. So whether or not one is a believer or none believer they both have the power of trust or confidence in something or someone. (more…)
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose – Romans 8:28
Have you ever wondered why you were born? As we get older and sometimes in our younger years, we begin to examine our goals to see have we met them or at least some of them. Sometimes looking at the list, we get discouraged because we’re not where we wish to be or thought we would be whether we know it or not God spoke destiny over your life before being born. He had a purpose for you being born, and it wasn’t for you to be defeated in any area of your life. (more…)