Bible Text: 1 Timothy 2:8-15
8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
Reflection & Application
1 Timothy 2:8
- How is anger and disputing contrary to prayer? In what ways can my attitude towards others prevent me from having proper reverence and submission to God in prayer?
1 Timothy 2:9-10
- What personal choices (other than clothing), which the world regards as matters of personal taste and freedom, should similarly come under the authority of the teachings of Scripture? What practical applications do I need to make in order to live in a way “proper” for those who “profess godliness”?
1 Timothy 2:11-12
- Apostle Paul wisely advised the women to be silent in the church because of the cultural context in which they lived. What are some ways that I need to curb or limit my freedom in order to be a good witness to others?