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Father, thank you for your word and for your church. Thank you that we are a people created by your word and sustained by your word, and this morning as we open your word together, we ask for your mercy. Last week Pastor Michael introduced this topic in verses 1—8, and as we get started this morning I want to back up a second and remind you about the context here. But the main goal is still stated as the command back in verse 3. Paul actually answers that in verse 5.
He says three things. A true widow is a woman who. And then in verse 9 Paul continues that same train of thought by giving us more details. Those qualifications are in verses 9—16, our passage today. There are two parts here. Part One: A true widow exemplifies a certain character verses 9—10 ;. Part Two: A true widow avoids certain sins verses 11— Those two parts are the sermon. I realize that.
True widowhood is actually godly womanhood, and so Part One goes like this. Now we see this in verses 9 and Paul starts in verse 9 by giving three more qualifications to go with the qualifications in verse 5. To be a true widow enrolled into this care program:.
And notice the punctuation there in verse So overall, when we count these there are eight qualifications here. I want us to briefly look at each one. These are eight character traits, and a godly woman should aspire to this kind of character.
That sound good? Also, I want to say: I am so grateful for the godly women in our church; and I want you to know, it is my honor to preach this passage in 1 Timothy 5. This is verse 9. Paul says a true widow is not less than 60 years old. The point to takeaway here is the wonder of old age. The age of 60 is not very old today, but back then, it was. A lot of life can be lived over the span of 60 years, and that meant something. It meant something to be old and faithful.
And this is really worth highlighting because we seldom think about growing old. A lot of us have dreams and goals for our lives, but how many of those dreams are just to be old? This is a new dream for me. I was at a coffee shop a few months ago and there was this moment when I looked up from my work and noticed two elderly couples talking with one another.
One couple had just arrived and they met the other couple and they were hugging and smiling, and they just had joy. I want to be old and faithful and happy. I want that to be your goal too. But we live in a culture intoxicated with youth. As a society, people are afraid to get old, and getting old is seen as a bad thing. And yet in the world of the Bible, getting old is a badge of honor.
This is verse 9 again. The meaning here is that if you are married, live marital fidelity. Just like godly men are faithful to their wives, godly women are faithful to their husbands, and at the most basic level, this means that you have a good marriage — it means, again, if you are married, that you do what you can to build a good marriage.
And that requires faithfulness that extends beyond physical relations. The faithfulness that Paul talks about between a husband and a wife is more comprehensive than just the bedroom. I know it very personally in my extended family, and in fact, I deal with it all the time. So I am not amiss to the hurt that many women carry. We want godly men and godly women. We must have both. And here in 1 Timothy Chapter 5, verse 9: mothers, sisters, if you are married, be faithful to your husbands.
This means that when the church thinks about these women, they think about the good they do. We all want a good reputation. Nobody wants a bad reputation. And yet, at the same time, does it really matter what other people think? You have Paul saying, on one hand, that only Jesus judges him, and the approval of others is hogwash see 1 Cor. Does it matter what others think or does it not matter? And the answer is Yes.
Ultimately, what God thinks is what matters most — amen, amen, amen — and at the same time, we live in a world of relationships and influence, and if we think about it, most of our influence is granted by relational trust. Which means, in the normal world, your influence will not exceed your reputation. In other words, you cannot be enduringly helpful to someone unless that person believes you to be helpful.
And so for the sake of loving others, for the sake of your personal ministry: your reputation, your witness, what you are known for matters. And let it be for good works , which Paul says in Chapter 2, verse 10 is descriptive of all women who profess godliness. And so mothers, sisters, have a reputation for doing good works. We see this in verse And of the five good works mentioned in verse 10, raising children is absolutely the most time-consuming. And so I want to underline this.
I want you to know: raising children is considered by God to be a good work. When we think of Christians and good works, there are all kinds of things that come to mind. We might think of acts of kindness and mercy, or courageous evangelism, or risk-taking faith for the kingdom — we have an image of what it looks like to do a good work, and Paul says that image should include raising your kids.
Mom, take heart! In those moments when you are with your children you are doing a good work in the sight of God. And this applies more broadly to women. Most basically, spiritual motherhood means the giving of yourself to invest in others. So mothers, sisters, raise children; invest in others. Hospitality in the New Testament is the idea of welcoming the outsider.
In ancient cultures, especially eastern cultures to this day, hospitality is a big deal. The way you welcome someone, receive someone, give attention to someone in your home reflects either honor or shame.
It is a significant thing to have guests visit you, and it requires a different orientation. And a godly woman gets it. Heartship is this idea of filling a room, of bringing life, of infusing a space with the spirit of welcome. That includes hospitality. So mothers, sisters, show hospitality. And he means not only washing feet, but that kind of service and humility. Jesus wants us, like him, to serve one another.
If hospitality was about serving outsiders, this is about serving the church. We in the church should serve one another, and that is characteristic of a godly woman. So mothers, sisters, serve the church.
The afflicted here is referring to anyone who is in a tough spot. This is someone who is in trouble, or who is vulnerable and in need. And true widows are those who see these people and care for them. It is part of the nurturing dynamic in the feminine nature. You, mothers and sisters, are uniquely wired by God for care for hurting people, whatever that hurt might be. True widows, godly women, care for the afflicted, and so, mothers and sisters, care for the afflicted.
The last character trait of a godly woman is …. And this at the end of verse 10 is a bookend to these qualifications. There are all kinds of other good works like these that godly women do and should be devoted to. These are things you are striving to do. That is characteristic of a godly woman, and so, mothers and sisters, be devoted to every good work, to all kinds of good.
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Characteristics of Godly and Ungodly Women [Proverbs]
Father, thank you for your word and for your church. Thank you that we are a people created by your word and sustained by your word, and this morning as we open your word together, we ask for your mercy. Last week Pastor Michael introduced this topic in verses 1—8, and as we get started this morning I want to back up a second and remind you about the context here. But the main goal is still stated as the command back in verse 3.
May 15, By Ralph Drollinger. Download a PDF of this Bible study. If you are acquainted with her, the Proverbs 31 woman comes across perfect, and in that everyone struggles with the character deficiencies found in the eight women, this study could prove quite intimidating. Therefore may I suggest that you receive this study in the spirit in which it has been prepared.
The Character of a Godly Woman
I want a Godly woman. But the trouble is finding one. That left me disheartened. Is it that we are hard to find, or is it because who we are and show to the world, does not identify the God that is in us? Last week, we explored beauty and what the bible has to say about it. When choosing the second King for Israel,. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
5 Characteristics Of A Godly Woman
We hope these characteristics and their accompanying verses help spur you on to be the kind of woman that God created you to be. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Love others with godly wisdom, boldness, and kindness as a faithful completer of others.
I am writing this post for him and myriads of other young men like him—young, single men that I have conversations with almost daily about life and relationships. I know that God does not call every man to marriage, but for the many that he does, it is a good thing that they find a godly wife. Outside of salvation in Jesus Christ, a godly wife brings more joy and happiness to a man than anything else on earth. She is far more precious than jewels.
What does a Godly Woman look like?
ГЛАВА 69 - Эй, мистер. Беккер, шедший по залу в направлении выстроившихся в ряд платных телефонов, остановился и оглянулся. К нему приближалась девушка, с которой он столкнулся в туалетной комнате.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Worldly women vs Godly women!!!
Сьюзан отпрянула и попыталась бежать, но призрак схватил ее за руку. - Не двигайся! - приказал. На мгновение ей показалось, что на нее были устремлены горящие глаза Хейла, но прикосновение руки оказалось на удивление мягким. Это был Стратмор. Лицо его снизу подсвечивалось маленьким предметом, который он извлек из кармана. Сьюзан обмякла, испытав огромное облегчение, и почувствовала, что вновь нормально дышит: до этого она от ужаса задержала дыхание.
5 Traits Men Should Look for in a Godly Woman
Цифровая крепость, - сказал Стратмор. - Так назвал ее Танкадо. Это новейшее оружие, направленное против разведслужб. Если эта программа попадет на рынок, любой третьеклассник, имеющий модем, получит возможность отправлять зашифрованные сообщения, которые АНБ не сможет прочесть.
Это означает конец нашей разведки. Но мысли Сьюзан были далеко от политических последствий создания Цифровой крепости. Она пыталась осознать истинный смысл случившегося.
Повсюду в старинных домах отворялись ворота, и люди целыми семьями выходили на улицы. Подобно крови, бегущей по жилам старого квартала Санта-Крус, они устремлялись к сердцу народа, его истории, к своему Богу, своему собору и алтарю. Где-то в уголке сознания Беккера звонили колокола.
Если он скажет да, его подвергнут большому штрафу, да к тому же заставят предоставить одну из лучших сопровождающих полицейскому комиссару на весь уик-энд за здорово живешь. Когда Ролдан заговорил, голос его звучал уже не так любезно, как прежде: - Сэр, это Агентство услуг сопровождения Белен. Могу я поинтересоваться, кто со мной говорит. - А-а… Зигмунд Шмидт, - с трудом нашелся Беккер.
Стратмор, глядя в темноту, произнес бесцветным голосом, видимо, уже все поняв: - Да, Сьюзан. Главный банк данных… Сьюзан отстраненно кивнула. Танкадо использовал ТРАНСТЕКСТ, чтобы запустить вирус в главный банк данных. Стратмор вяло махнул рукой в сторону монитора.
Некоторые идеи о протоколах вариативных фильтров и квадратичных остатках.
Как вы думаете, мисс Флетчер. Сьюзан задумалась. Она чувствовала, что здесь что-то не то, но не могла сообразить, что. Она достаточно хорошо знала Танкадо и знала, что он боготворил простоту.
Джабба в отчаянии бросил взгляд на ВР. Последний щит начал рушиться. Техники сновали по комнате. Что-то подсказывало Сьюзан, что они близки к разгадке. - Мы можем это сделать! - сказала она, стараясь взять ситуацию под контроль.
Она не нашлась что ответить. И проклинала. Как я могла не выключить монитор.