So few today are willing to lay down their life for others, let alone lay it down for the LORD.
Husbands and wives will not lay down their worldly desires long enough for each other, or their families. Children suffer, as they sit on the sidelines while mom and dad get their fill of the world.
Husbands and wives think nothing of infidelity. They believe they are entitled to their self indulgences, and their sin.
Many mothers (I am not referring here to those few who have to work due to circumstances beyond their control) spend more time on the job, than with their babies, toiling for the things of the world, or educational promotions, thinking the accumulation of mammon to be the greatest achievement in life. Spending a fortune on trinkets for their children, to perhaps some how compensate for the lack of time they willingly spend apart from them. All the while believing the children are just fine. Posing for the perfect family portrait, when they are not a family at all. Material possessions can never compensate for a parents love and time.
The children suffer because they need a mothers love and nurturing in those first few years, but so many mothers lack natural affection. Their baby sitters show them more affection than their own mothers, who don't have a true mothers heart. These mothers are the product often times of their mothers, who passed them off as babies, to follow their careers. They have grown up with detachment disorders, and don't have the ability, out side of Jesus Christ, to nurture anyone, let alone their own children. Many children don't even know what a home cooked meal is, everything they eat is ether frozen or canned. Mothers don't even care to make a family meal, they don't have time. Often times, the at home time, these mothers do have ,they spend on "me" time...that is the mind set of today-"Me, Myself and I -Me first, Me second, and if there's anything left over "Me again"....
Love is not present with many, they do not love one another, they do not love their children, Oh they say they do, but their works betray them, they love themselves first. If we do not have love God is not in us.
5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Today, so many ego's are competing to be held in high esteem, within the world, and the church. Everyone wants to be seen, to be heard, to be admired, everyone even in the church wants to be loved by the world, everyone wants to make a name for themselves. All the while they forget that all is vanity and vexation of spirit. In the end of all things what price would these people be willing to pay for their soul.There is not love in the homes, there is not love in the church. Man has forgotten the price that was paid for their soul, the love it took to hang on that cross. The love of God it took to allow HIS son to be hung on that cross, to suffer for the ungrateful, and the unworthy, and the unthankful, and the merciless, and the unforgiving, and the wicked. He that loveth not, knoweth not God for God is love.
We seem to forget that none of us deserved to be saved, it was only God's great Mercy and Love, that saw fit to show Grace to us, unto salvation. Many Christians act as though they are entitled to salvation, that there was some merit found in them that made it all possible. Listen we were all worthy of burning for all eternity.
As individuals we need all awaken and realize that the love we give, the mercy we show toward others, the giving of ourselves for our families, and our friends, as unto God, is what is going to last for all eternity. This present life is merely a vapor and can be gone in a split second of time.