Thursday, June 2, 2011
Truth for Thursday
Today we will review Chapter 5 : "Womanly Dominion In The New Testament". I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this :)
Chanski gives us four examples of women who took dominion in the New Testament. This week we will look at the first, Mary, the Lord's Biological Mother.
Mary was given the challenge of being a young unwed girl. She was visited by the angel Gabriel who told her she would bear a Son, Jesus. How did she respond? By saying, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word." Luke 1:38
"This is womanly dominion. Mary, faced with an intimidating legion of fears, difficulties, unknown dangers, and challenges, subdues them under her feet. She expressly resolves to take her stand at her assigned post as a bond servant of the Lord. 'Lord, it's not about what seems good to me, is a delight to my eyes, and is desirable to make me happy. It's about my living according to Your word.'" (Chanski, page 85).
Mary lived by the verse "My Father, not as I will, but Thy will be done." Matthew 26:39-41
Whatever challenges we are facing today... let us subdue them under our feet, seeking to live according to God's Word and His will!