I am trying to wrap my head around this section of scripture 1Tim 7:-15.
It makes me nervous to even write about it because of the nature of it. Paul writes about women in the church, he is speaking to the church about “Instructions about Worship” and we come to this section. I have asked a couple people what they think of these scriptures and well it seems that most have an idea of what Paul meant or it was meant for the days it was written. I personally am not 100% on this.
I made a commitment awhile back that for me while reading the Scriptures I would only read the scriptures, would not read commentaries, book, sermons, thoughts, blogs etc about the scriptures I’m studying at the time. I would read, soak, saturate myself in them and ask the Holy Spirit to help me with understanding. That is not so easy to do!!! Everything in me wants to DIG INTO what others have found in their studies, what the “greats” have found and concluded. Why? Because I don’t want to be wrong!! LOL – I don’t want to be made a fool with off the wall thoughts on the Scriptures. Now we do know the word is ALIVE through the power of the Holy Spirit, we do know that we see through human eyes, we do know that our thoughts are not His thoughts. SO, the Word has many different levels to it, can say one thing to me and another to you and both be correct. Agreed?
Here is the Scripture for you to read – to understand this you have to read the entire chapter and well even the entire book…. so I’m not ready to give my thoughts on this today — maybe tomorrow — still chewing.
9 And I want women to be modest in their appearance.[a] They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. 10 For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.
11 Women should learn quietly and submissively. 12 I do not let women teach men or have authority over them.[b] Let them listen quietly. 13 For God made Adam first, and afterward he made Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing,[c] assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.