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“But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet” (1 Timothy 2:12).

If this is from the Lord, then it does not matter whether or not you like it, or agree with it.  If it is from Paul, then you and I may disagree and change how we do things.  The pivotal thing is whether or not it is from God.  Re-read Job, especially chapter thirty-eight and following.  We are not in a position to disagree with the Lord.  What is the way you will go on this?

Lord, there are so many things like this that go against what society is saying, Help me to be discerning so that I may know the difference between what a fellow sojourner believes and what You declare.  Bring me to err on the side of caution in order that I may learn to do whatever is needed whether or not I like it.  In all things, teach me to look to You, the One who created all things.

Lord Jesus, You have taught us by example to look to the Father for all things.  You have taught us that even when it is something difficult, like when You asked if the cup could pass from you, You simply relinquished Your will for the Father’s will.  Help me to learn from these things so that in all things I would look to You and follow where You lead.  Guide me, Lord, now and forever.  Amen.

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