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“A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness” (1 Timothy 2:11).

Is Paul speaking of a specific situation, or in general?  The church has taken this line and held fast to this rule.  What is important is for you and me, who are not in a position to argue the case, to look and see why the Lord would have a certain thing in this place.  Especially in these days where people are ‘choosing’ their identity, is there something here that is useful for us to understand about God’s creation?

Lord, You have made things as they are.  You set everything in its place and have created the order of things.  It’s a funny thing, but people like to think they are the exception and do not need to follow the rules.  Help me to see through this common response to the constraints on life so that I may be one who lives by wisdom and not according to the rebellious way of the world.

Lord Jesus, You have come to free us from the insanity of this world.  Generation after generation thinks they can do things their own way.  It always ends in ruin.  Help me to follow You wherever You lead so that I may be guided by the order that You have created and follow as you meant for these things to be followed from the beginning.  Lead me, Lord, in the way You know I need to go, accepting what is right whether I like it or not.  Amen.