Life on Life

As we come to the last chapter of Becoming God’s True Woman, we find the call of discipleship.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
(Titus 2:3-5 ESV)

The chapter goes into detail about this very descriptive call we are given biblically, but I am just reminded of the completeness it encompasses.  This is life on life.  My life on yours, yours on mine.  The call is not limited to the six ways to read your Bible or the exact way to have an inductive bible study, but rather where the rubber meets the road.  How to behave.  How to be quiet.  What is good, right, just.  Godly.  In all its forms and through all the seasons of our lives.  This goes beyond casual instruction, gets to the blind spots and struggles we all have.  We need someone helping us to see them or apply biblical truth to them.

I want to be this for others.  I want others to be this for me.  I want it for my spouse and my kids as they get older.  This great high calling of discipling and the community that is found in the body of Christ is a precious treasure and great responsibility.  By God’s grace I want to be found partaking in it.

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