Thursday, January 5, 2012

Glorifying God, Part 3

How do we, as women, in 2012 glorify God? 

We've already discussed glorifying God in our corporate worship.  Another way we can glorify God is by being committed to our marriage, and our home.

Titus 2:3-5  “the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things – that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” 

 We can show glory to God by being keepers of our homes I Timothy 5:14.  If we allow our homes to be run in chaos, how can we be showing the world a better way of living?  We can show glory to God by being hospitable, Romans 12:13.  This is partly being a good steward of what God has blessed us with, but also being a good example to those around us.  Do we use our homes as a way of blessing those around us, or is it a showpiece kept just for ourselves? 

 We are told to love our husbands.  That includes speaking about him to others in a positive light.  Try not to allow others who may talk negatively about their spouse influence you to do the same.  We want our husband to be able to rise up and call us blessed and to praise us (Proverbs 31:28) and we need to treat him in the right way.  We are to submit to and honor our husbands Ephesians 5:22-24, I Peter 3:1.  We are showing glory to God when we are helpers to our husbands (Genesis 2:18).

 What about our children?  Do we belittle them when we speak to them?  Do we protect them from the world, guarding their hearts?  When we teach our children the truths from God’s word as we sit in the house, walk by the way, when they lie down and when they rise up, Deuteronomy 6:7-9, we will be glorifying God.

The world will take notice of the different way we live, the way our family interacts, the way we show love to one another and that we have a commitment to our marriage, family and home, and God will be glorified.

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