Saturday, July 7, 2012

Guest Post: (Part 2) Penny Pinterest...The New Hannah Homemaker

Be challenged by part two of my dear friend Mimi's guest post. 

With all of its' wonderful ideas and array of pictures, Pinterest is certainly a captivating site to behold. It appears to cause within it's readers a desire to get involved, to explore the creative side, to get busy doing things worthy of their time, to do good things. In it's own way, it appears to encourage a love for others, for family. Behind all of the contributions there is something going on in the individuals' hearts and minds that compels them to share. 

Perhaps this is a 21st century outlet to something greater than what meets the eye. Could it be a God given desire?

In Titus 2 the older women are instructed to be busy doing some important work. Scripture calls it “teaching others what is good”. This work involves encouragement, for all teachers are encouragers at heart. Surprisingly scripture instructs older women to be involved in training the younger women to love their husbands and children. Something we all take for granted we are doing. But it is clear that we must be encouraged in this area. Among other things, not only are we to be encouraged by the godly older ones to put concentrated effort into loving our mate and children, we are to be encouraged “to take care of their homes” ( Titus 2:5, NLT). How interesting it is to read that this encouragement includes our homes. Some versions also read, ” keepers at home”(KJV), “busy at home” (NIV), “workers at home” (NAS). Regardless, the Word is saying to us that an important work is to be done and it is with our husbands, our children and our home.( By the way, sometime, some where, some place we ARE the older woman). So why is this work so important? Why does this have to be taught? So that “they will not bring shame on the Word of God” (Titus 2:5 NLT).

On some small scale, could it be that Pinterest is helping do this important work?  

If you missed part one, you can find that here

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