The Greek word for sensible used in Titus 2:5 is sophron and it means:
- 1) of a sound mind, sane, in one’s senses
- 2) curbing one’s desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate
The Greek word for pure is hagnos and it means:
- 1) exciting reverence, venerable, sacred
- 2) pure
a) pure from carnality, chaste, modest
b) pure from every fault, immaculate
Our culture today teaches us to give in to our impulses, to fulfill those cravings and seek our own satisfaction. God teaches us to die to our flesh and live the crucified life of holiness and purity. I hope to be sharing things that encourage us learn to live in submission to His will yet in JOY in our walk of faith.
A woman making a claim to godliness, as discussed in 1 Timothy 2:9-10, is encouraged to clothe her life and her character with modesty, purity, discretion and good works. These are not always things that we see, even in churches, today. I am NOT interested in laying down a set of guidelines for anyone on what does or does not fit into modesty. I am interested in each of us honestly allowing the Holy Spirit to search our hearts and lives. I want the character of the Son spur us on toward deeper intimacy and love toward others and purity of heart and mind in every area of our lives.
I’m also looking forward to being encouraged by your comments as well as we seek to be more and more transformed into the image of the Son of God as we walk more fully in our salvation!