Wednesday, June 27, 2007

weak-willed women

6They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. (2 Timothy 3)

This verse is in reference to the people of the last day who have no regard for anyone but themselves. They are also the ones who will deceive and manipulate others into falling away. Interestingly, Paul mentions their ease at swaying women, weak-willed women, to be specific.

In these very last days, our society, I believe would consider or maybe just wishfully think that women are strong and independent. On the surface, they are depicted as free-willed; they can do whatever they want; they can do what men do; they can do more and will do more. Women liberation of the centuries before didn't seem to imply liberation of morals or discretion, but somehow it has been equated to such.

Paul says, "7always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth," which seems like it is a total reflection of certain women today. Does education really make one wiser?

To choose sin does not mean to be strong. To become demoralized does not imply independence. To make education an idol does not translate into enlightenment. On the contrary, these things of the world will only weaken the soul and mind. On the outside, one may seem strong, independent, and wise, but on the inside one is dying. Only God can make us strong! Only through Him can we find freedom! Only by Him can we be wise!

1 comment:

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have some very interesting posts on here and I look forward to coming back and checking them out! We are leaving on vacation for two weeks, so it will be a few weeks until I'm back, but I look forward to it!!