Ladis, did you ever consider the opposite of Titus 2:5? Here is the verse:
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“to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.“
I use the ESV.
NIV: “so that no one will malign the word of God.”
NAS: “so that the word of God will not be dishonored”
KJV: “that the word of God be not blasphemed”
The Greek word for ‘reviled’ is blasphemeo, means-
“refusing to acknowledge good (worthy of respect, veneration); hence, to blaspheme which reverses moral values.”
If we are NOT self-controlled, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT pure, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT working at home, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT kind, we revile the word of the Lord,
If we are NOT submissive to our own husbands, we revile the word of the Lord,
Please think about what we do as women, widows, and wives before the Lord. I know I will try to be more careful to adhere to the behavioral standards outlined in the verse.