Wrestling With the Word
I believe it’s the word of God and it’s all the word of God and you can’t remove any part of it without having to take out all of it.
It’s either divinely inspired or it isn’t…and by faith I believe it is.
That doesn’t mean I’m comfortable with or understand everything that’s written in the book.
It means I have to accept them and hope for more light later.
In the meantime, I wrestle.
I wrestle with this one a lot…
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.”
(1 Timothy 2:12 ESV)
Now, that makes absolutely no sense to me in a 21st century context…or any other for that matter.
I know way too many gifted women who could bring those gifts to bear for the edification of the church.
It doesn’t make much sense to me to take away the gifts and influence of half the church.
It says what it says…but I don’t like what it says.
There are other passages as well, I use this one as an example that’s been on my mind lately.
How about you?
What Scriptures do you have a hard time accepting and incorporating into your own life?