March 15, 2011

30 Day Challenge, Day 15: Higher Calling

For Day 15 I'm to share a Bible verse.  There are so many good ones (all of them) and I thought about it for a while, but decided to share the verses that are the basis for the Bible study the ladies at church are doing on a woman's higher calling.

Likewise, teach the older women to be
reverent in the way they live,
not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine,
but to teach what is good.
Then they can train the younger women
to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled and pure,
to be busy at home,
to be kind,
and to be subject to their husbands,
so that no one will malign
the word of God.

~ Titus 2: 3-5

There is so much in those short little verses to consider!  Tonight was our second night studying slander alone.  So much that we don't even think about can be considered gossip or slander.  I was brought up short tonight by the idea that even our facial expressions can be slanderous.  Just think of how often you are listening to someone and you roll your eyes, or nod your head in agreement, or smirk, etc.  All of those things cast a certain light on the person talking or the person they are talking about.  God's standards of sin are VERY high and all too often I fall short.  I am very grateful God is forgiving and allows us to make mistakes.

I can't wait to see what we dig up about the rest of the verses.

Day 16: Dream house
Day 17: Something you're looking forward to
Day 18: Favorite Place to Eat
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite Picture of yourself ALL TIME Why?
Day 22: What's in your purse?
Day 23: Favorite Movie
Day 24: Something you've learned
Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26: Your Dream Wedding
Day 27: Original Photo of the city you live in
Day 28: Something that stresses you out
Day 29: 3 Wishes
Day 30: a picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a really great verse. I am thankful for a forgiving God as well.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Sounds like an amazing study, Stacy! What great insight!

quilly said...

I did this just today! I said one thing and rolled my eyes to indicate another. That was gossiping with plausible deniability. I will curb that behavior. Thank you.

Stacy Lynn said...

It really is a good study. We've pulled so much out of it that I just never thought of before. And and me both!


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