Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sisters, Be Maidens of Wisdom

“Wisdom hath built her house, and hewn out her seven pillars. She hath killed her victuals, drawn her wine, and prepared her table. She hath sent forth her maidens, and crieth upon the highest places of the city, saying, ‘Who so is simple, let him come hither,’ and to him that is destitute of wisdom, she saith, ‘Come, and eat of my meat, and drink of the wine that I have drawn. Forsake your way, ye foolish, and ye shall live: and walk in the way of understanding’” (Proverbs 9:1-6, Geneva Bible). Women of God in Christ, may you be maidens of God’s wisdom this day in your words.
  • “...a virtuous woman...openeth her mouth with wisdom, and the law of grace [תורת־חסד, the “Law of covenant-love” – one of my favorite phrases in the Bible] is in her tongue” (31:10,26).
  • “...every woman that prayeth or have power [εξουσία, or authority given from another] on her head, because of the Angels. Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord...follow after love, and covet spiritual gifts, and rather that ye may prophesy...he that prophesieth, speaketh unto men to edifying, and to exhortation, and to comfort” (1 Corinthians 11:5,10,11; 14:1,3).
  • “The elder women likewise, that they be...teachers of honest things. That they may instruct the young women to be sober minded, that they love their husbands, that they love their children” (Titus 2:3,4).

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