house keeping?

Are you a housekeeper? or are you a "House Keeper"?

1 Timothy 5:14
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
So what does "guide the house" mean?

Well Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries tell us that it means "to be the head of (that is, rule) a family".

So a woman would be in essence an household administrator. That's not "PC" for "maid", ladies. That would mean, you're the steward or manager of the house.

And what does "adversary" mean? If you think it's the dust bunnies under the bed or that grass stain on your sons socks, guess again. There's a more serious adversary running around out there.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Titus 2:5
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Let's look at "keepers at home", housekeeper, right? Well...

“A guard” (only time this exact Greek word appears in the entire text—oikouros). This Greek word is a compound of oikos = home & ouros = guard. “Ouros” refers to a guard (Scholars tell us that this was a common word in the ancient world.

Liddell & Scott claim it carried with it the idea of one acting as watch-dog (8th ed. p. 1032).

Proverbs 30:10, 17, 25

10 Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies...
17 She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms...
25 Strength and honour are her clothing...

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