Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Be THAT Woman!

Understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3: 1-7
The warnings in this passage usually bring nods of agreement with the description of last things in terms of the overall loss of civility and morality, but often overlooked (or ignored) is the warning about weak women who are burdened with sin such that they are captivated by passions that lead them astray.
This passage from my reading plan jumped off the page today as the evidence of all this seems to be escalating at breakneck speed.
So many social media influencers are successfully teaching and leading women down the dangerous path of error, it’s heartbreaking and sinister.
Why is this happening when so many seem to want to learn, yet they “never arrive at a knowledge of the truth.”?
First, we have a real enemy whose mission is to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10)
Second, it is not the self indulgent, flesh gratifying, culture capitulating, applause inducing path that leads to knowledge of the holy.
Third, self appointed, Biblically and doctrinally ignorant conveyors of pithy snippets of unsound advice have captivated the hearts and minds of well meaning (but undiscipled) women who hear what sounds good on the surface without the understanding to detect the subtle lies therein.
If you are an OLDER, Christian woman who has studied the Word and laments this sad reality, may I ask you— are you busy about the task we have been given to teach the younger women God’s truth? (Titus 2:3-5)
Are you willing to devote yourself to sharing in love the hard fact that much of social media’s religious teaching is deceptive or downright false? Are you prepared to challenge and encourage our younger sisters to be aware that these lies of the enemy ultimately have the potential to lead precious people down the path that leads to destruction?
I cannot count the number of younger women I know who long for an older woman of faith to come alongside her to pray, support, love, and mentor her. It’s what we’ve been commanded to do for His glory and our good. Let’s get busy and call out the devil. His time is short and he is working overtime.

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