Day: December 25, 2011

1 Timothy 2:15

“But women (she) will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”  1 Timothy 2:15

 

In the whole context of this verse, it’s saying that we (women) were the first sinners and that through the up bringing of our children (not to mention ‘childbearing”!!!) we as women are saved, or ‘restored”.  So, to sum this all up; when we raise our children in the way of the Lord, we are therein restoringourselves to the women God intended us to be.

God’s plan for us, originally, wasn’t to suffer through childbirth, only to be rejected later as a horrible mother (by the worlds’ standards.)  We are to raise our children to honor and to love God and us, and they will be a blessing to our hearts.  Just as we are a blessing to our Fathers’ heart when we worship Him or honor His name.

When we see our child doing what is right, don’t we instantly want to reward them?  It’s the same with our Father in Heaven.  But here is the difference: when the wrong choice has been made, our reaction is usually one of anger and rage (now, be honest here…)  The Lords’ is one of sadness and grief.

Because that one wrong choice that we made (maybe being “too quick to anger”) has hindered our walk with HIm.  And in doing so, has set us back in recieving the reward He wants and longs to give us.

That is the eternal love of our Father; “slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”  (Ex. 34:6)

This is the same love and faithfulness that we need to show to our children so that they may see God through us.  And that they will one day too walk with the Lord.

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