Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Turning Our Backs on Wordly Wisdom
Elizabeth George, a Christian women's author, shares this with us:
"Women coming to Christ need help in putting off the teaching and standards of the world and putting on the behaviors the Word of God teaches instead. My pastor points out that today 'a new generation of young women has been brought up in a society, including an education system and media, that touts feminism and belittles biblical standards for men and women. In many cases, young women even in evangelical churches have not had the benefit of careful 'teaching what is good' (Titus 2:3) or the godly example of older women in the church, including that of their own mothers'....I have a quick thought or two about several reals ways to keep from listening to the world:
~Don't read the women's magazines on the newsstands or checkout counters (if you do, do it with discernment!) Usually one glance at the touted contents on the covers will tell you they are filled with wordly wisdom--not godly wisdom.
~Beware of women's talk shows. Again, about five minutes of any one of these programs will communicate that you are getting a dose of the world's view of your role as a woman.
~Stay in God's Word. Your best choice of input is the Bible. Read it. Relish it. Rely on it. And let it rule your life. "
(Excerpt from the book 'A Women's High Calling')
I know there are times when I have been influenced by the media and allowed worldly thinking into my thoughts. I was even more gullible when I was a younger Christian still learning my way as a mother. I think what Elizabeth shares here is important because it is easy to stray off the path especially if our diets consists of nothing but wordly, feminists views. We must return to God's Word to extract the true godly wisdom and be able to even know the difference in the world we live in today.