September 5 “Me… keep silent?!”

time“Let your women keep silent in the churches … they are to be submissive …” Are you kidding? Me … keep silent? This is not first century Jerusalem! Is that really in the Bible?

 

 

Today’s Readings:
Isaiah 1 & 2
Psalm 105.1-6
Proverbs 24.23-25
1 Corinthians 14.21-40

images[4]Isaiah 1 & 2:

Empty ritualistic religion verses salvation by grace and relationship

The book of Isaiah is the first of the “Major Prophets,” so called because of their size, not necessarily their importance, since “all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable …” (2 Tim. 3.16). He prophesied during the time when Israel was divided into the Northern and Southern kingdoms. He condemned the empty, ritualistic religious practices and the spiritual idolatry of the people and warned of God’s coming judgment. Come to think of it, he could just as easily be preaching today! Continue reading