Welcome to Homemaking Monday!
Today I'd like to share with you about lifting up the word of God in our homes.
How our homes should guard against bringing blasphemy to the word of God.
We all are influenced by others, compare ourselves to others, but in truth we need only go to the scriptures for clear direction in our lives and homes.
What does it mean to blaspheme?
Webster's 1828 Dictionary states:
BLASPHE'ME, verb transitive [Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; Latin loedo, loesus; The last syllable is the Gr., to speak.]
1. To speak of the Supreme Being in terms of impious irreverence; to revile or speak reproachfully of God, or the Holy Spirit. 1 Kings 21:10. Mark 3:28.
2. To speak evil of; to utter abuse or calumny against; to speak reproachfully of.
Others are watching us, and our homes.
It's the common thread of people to observe others. If we're honest, we all do this. Will they speak well of the Lord when they view our homes and lives?
or will the blaspheme the Lord?
I'm not referring to those that disagree with what the Bible says, but to those that know what the Bible says and see professing believers not following it.
They think what is the point...even they don't believe and follow what the Bible teaches. SO why would I want to be saved... what difference would it make in my life?
This passage we've been delving into isn't just for the good of ourselves and our homes. Showing forth the position and role of a women according to the scriptures. It's also to show forth God's will for our lives. When we deviate from this, the world looks on and mocks/ blasphemes God.
They speak reproachfully against God when we neglect to follow God's will for us women in these areas. We in no way want to bring a stumbling block to others and allow for them to speak reproachfully of our Lord and Saviour!
We need to lift up the name of the Lord and his word- the scriptures.
We need to do this not with just our lips, but with the obedience of our lives.
So it's simple really..if we believe the Bible, then it's going to naturally come out in our lives. No we won't be perfect, but we'll have God's standards as our goals.
I encourage you to feed on the word of God every day... let it dwell in you richly.
Let it guide your life in your daily activities.
To the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ!
"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
Love and Prayers,