On this Monday after Easter, we should remind ourselves of Freedom from Human Regulations Through Life with Christ Col 2:6 "So, then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Most of all... "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." Col 2:8 ... and, know that "God make you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code with its regulation that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross and having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them triumphing over them by the cross...Therefore do no let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink or with regard to a religious festival a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality; however is found in Christ." Col 2:13-18
What troubles me is that many women today forget the power of the tongue. "The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the bod. it corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire and its itself set on fire by hell" James 3: 5-6
How are women (wives) losing their tongues, in the sense of losing control of what they speak? It is not easy in this 21st century society 'culture' we live in. We seek the world, the flesh and worry about what will be. Will my children have a future, will my husband love me when I am old and wrinkled, will I get sick, will I have a nice home to entertain my friends and impress my neighbors with. The list goes on and on. This is the life of a carnal christian. They worry about the flesh and not the spirit. In doing so, what they speak is of the flesh and not of the spirit. This effects people around them and it effects them, their flesh. I know, I've been there, done that. Is there a way to stop being of the flesh? Yes... Remember God made you alive in Christ, rest in Him, give Him all your worries. By doing so, you as Godly women (wives) will seek the spirit and not the flesh.