|Here Bring Your Wounded Hearts by Elspeth Young|
"I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche,
that they be of the same mind in the Lord."
~ Philippians 4:2
Euodias and Syntyche were both godly women in the church of Christ. The Bible indicates a difference of opinion hanging between the two and Apostle Paul felt the need to instruct them. Though their tale is told in but one sentence in the Scriptures (shown above), there is a very important teaching here for believing women today.
If there was a clear cut, black and white answer, I think Apostle Paul would have gently corrected the sister in error. Instead, he urged them to be of the "same mind in the Lord". He basically encouraged them to concentrate on the important truths that made them sisters in Christ instead of thinking on their differences.
We have many similar situations between Christian women today. Head coverings, modesty and femininity seem to be in the forefront. Such subjects of controversy and if you notice, most are of the physical nature! The examples I am going to use in this article are covering the latter two subjects though the conclusion extends into many areas of our Christian life.
There have been many excellent writings by believing women about what modesty and femininity means to them and how they interpret the Scriptures which supports their beliefs. It is a beautiful thing to see women concerned enough about God's will that they search, dig and ponder what it is that He wants for them! However, I think we must tread very delicately in these waters when we are preaching our interpretations for sometimes it brings only strife. I am not implying that we should no longer share our beliefs, but to consider how we do it. Please allow me to explain by humbly breaking down some barriers.
|What is to be Done for Thee by Espeth Young|
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