In chapter 10, you will learn the importance of Spiritual Maturity. To be a Godly woman you will to be more than just a church attender, you need to be a spiritually mature woman. You need to have time alone with God in developing intimacy with Him and following His ways.
Have we considered the amount of demonic forces that are stacked up against us daily? Do we realize how much power we receive from God that is working to protect us in our day-to-day lives? Have we considered what would be the outcome if God decided to take His hand off of us for 2-seconds? It's astounding to realize just how valuable we are to the God who owns and rules all things. Please listen to "Walking in Power," by Pastor Jamie, to find out more.
We are living in an age where old divisive pagan idols are being reintroduced into an already divided church through the anti-Christ/humanist/secularist/communist principles of Critical Theory. The apostle Paul asks in 1 Corinthians 1:13, "Is Christ divided?" and the obvious answer is (or ought to be), "No!" (or "He shouldn't be!").
God calls his people out of paganism and into Jesus Christ. As the body of Jesus Christ, the church, members come from various backgrounds, with diverse gifts given by the Holy Ghost, to unify and to build the church.
The apostle gives the church at Corinth rules and guidance to accomplish the unification and edification of the church through gifts, administrations, and operations for the profit of all.
What is wisdom and where is it found? Here, wisdom and our quest for it is taken out of the realm of merely the philosophical and rhetorical and practical, and instead, directred toward the historical work of Jesus Christ and the salvific blessings that he gives us in the Holy Spirit.
Clearly there is both visible and spiritual evidence of salvation in the true Christian's life. For those who might argue against having the mind and heart described here, Paul is gently but decisively rejecting this attitude as spiritual immaturity.
In this passage is held forth for the church three more brothers who blessed the church and leave for us examples to follow: Epaphras, an example who continued to fight for the church on his knees in prayer, Luke, who faithfully labored behind the scenes supporting the Apostle Paul and leaving for us a faithful account of Christ and the beginnings of the Church, and Demas, a man whose words should be received but whose example must be rejected. You are encouraged to bless the church!
What should a minister speak? Titus 2:1–2 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that ministers should speak not just sound doctrine, but application appropriate to the people, beginning with the elderly men.
The leading men of the congregation must show the way for all the men to live for the nurture and advancement of the home, church, and society. These qualifications God expects to see in His men run counter to what the world celebrates but they are the way God has provided for the care of His people.
Christians glorify God when we are in unity with God. We are to strive to be more like Christ, recognizing we have been delivered from darkness to doctrine. God will assist us as we move and reorient our lives to glorify Him.
The Word of God by the operation of the Spirit is the regenerating power of the new birth in the Christian. This new birth instills an innate love for fellow believers. Yet in relationship with others there is also the troublesome presence of common interpersonal sins - five of them listed in 1 Pet. 2:1. Martin Luther described Christians in this strange situation as "justified yet at the same time sinners." It is the pure spiritual milk of the Word that enables us put away these sins and grow in Christian maturity.