Biblical Womanhood


 

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1 Thessalonians 4:11

” . . . and to make it your ambition
to lead a quiet life and attend
to your own business . . . “

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The true wife needs to be no mere poet’s dream, no artist’s picture, no ethereal lady too fine for use — but a woman healthful, strong, practical, industrious, with a hand for life’s common duties, yet crowned with that beauty which a high and noble purpose gives to a soul.

J.R. Miller
The Christian Wife

 

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Today’s pearls:

And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might.
(2Samuel 6:14)

Let them praise His name with dancing;
Let them sing praises to Him with *timbrel and lyre.

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.
(Psalm 149:3,4)

*The timbrel is a tambourine-type instrument. These were instruments that the Hebrew women used. Remember Miriam, Moses’ sister, after crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20)?

Notes to self: As I go through today — how do I ‘dance’ which refects my joy for the Lord? What does that look like? A dance is lovely, smooth, flowing, exhilirating and yet peaceful; the music is mine but the dance can touch others; 

salvation is beautiful . . .

Original post: beautiful living: making God attractive

A lovely morning with hot coffee . . .

wrapped in a blanket . . .

cat sleeping on the desk next to me . . .

It is a moment to capture and remember throughout the unfolding day. Chances are I will need it!

During my morning devotions, I was reading 2 articles by John MacArthur on Holy Living. (Part 1 & Part 2) and mined another golden nugget of Scripture:

That they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect. (Titus 2:10)

John MacArthur said this, “When we make salvation beautiful, we make God attractive.” A lovely, simple, interpretation that I can fully absorb. I get it! So of course I must blog about it . . .3-pearls

“Beautiful Living” will be a category I will continue to explore in Scripture. Not so much what judy says about beautiful living but what does Scripture tell us about beautiful living with the ultimate goal being to  make God attractive to others.

Today’s pearl:

“To deny ungodliness and worldy desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age.”  (Titus 2:12)

Note to self: What ungodliness is in my life? What worldly desires have taken hold of me? Are there changes I can make today to live more sensibly, righteous, and godly?

 

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