Please! Avoid Old Wives
Old wives are very dangerous and need to be avoided. Nobody should accept their counsel because it contradicts God’s expectations. Who are the old wives?
“Now, the spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with hot iron” (1st Timothy 4:1-2).
“But refuse profane and OLD WIVES fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little; but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of acceptation” (1st Timothy 4:7-9).
Please note that the word “profane” in verse 7 refers to things or conduct that contradict or disagree with sacred things or spirituality. An OLD WIFE can be a man or woman.
The very first OLD WIFE was the first woman called Eve who in Genesis 3 surrendered her heart to be deceived by Satan the devil. She knew truth of God’s instruction never to eat of the forbidden fruit. The devil told her that God’s instruction was a lie and that disobeying God was the right thing to do. Eve transferred this lie of the devil to her husband and pushed the entire human race into trouble with God.
Today, there are so many OLD WIVES in the nature of Eve. They allow friends, neighbours, colleagues or relatives to influence their positive character and change it. They embrace OLD WIVES fables, pressurizing their husbands to “perform” financially in line with the expectations of people who have no business with their marital success. Some of such husbands end up getting involved in ritual killing, armed robbery and other forms of crime, just to make quick money.
Are you one of the women that pressurizes your husband to borrow money just to buy a particular clothes, buy a car or throw a party to impress people, at the expense of children’s school fees, building project and other more relevant ventures? These are fables. You are one of those OLD WIVES that needs to repent or be avoided.
Are you lying to your husband or wife about your income or cheating him or her in financial transactions? You are an OLD WIFE.
Another category of OLD WIVES are those wives whose marriages have been avoidably broken because of their untoward character. As a single lady, you were exposed adequately to Bible-based guides and instructions as to how to live a morally sound life and end up as a good, happily married wife. Unfortunately, you deliberately refused to yield yourself to godly instructions. Now, your marriage has collapsed after a very short period, just because of your ungodly character.
Instead of repenting from your OLD WIVES nature and seeking God’s mercy so that your wounded marital destiny can be healed, you have completely embraced profanity. You have even taken to the social media to tell everyone how bad all men, including your despised husband are. You are deceiving young singles, trying to convince them that all men are bad and therefore, should be approached with bad attitude. Sister! You are manifesting OLD WIVES nature and sharing OLD WIVES fables. Every wise person should avoid people like you. Are you a man manifesting this OLD WIFE’s character, telling young men that all women are bad? You need to be avoided because you are dangerous.
The third category of OLD WIVES are those who have wasted their teenage and youthful lives in sexual immorality. They have so lived morally bankrupt and demoralizing lives that they now look so unacceptable to any reasonable man for marriage.
They were warned at a tender age and they heard that bodily exercise profiteth (just) little but godliness is profitable in all things. They despised the warning with an argument that “I am young and beautiful. I need to enjoy my life.”
They know the truth but live in self denial, telling young people even through media campaigns that the mistake they made was rejecting the first man that proposed marriage to them, even though it was obvious that the man would have been a wrong choice.
Some ladies actually lived responsible lives and did not mess around sexually. Because they had delay, they are dropping their faith in God and even preaching another gospel that contradicts God’s word.
Are you having a delay in marriage and using your experience as a standard for counselling the younger generation against God’s standards? You are an OLD WIFE and what you are sharing is OLD WIVES fables. Stop speaking lies in hypocrisy. Godliness IS, AND WILL REMAIN PROFITABLE FOREVER, irrespective of what has happened to you personally. Stop discouraging godliness or telling young people to throw away their revered virginity, or accept just any man as husband. Your life is not the Holy Bible. The Bible is the word of God and ultimate standard for Christian living.
The mother-in-law or father-in-law that seeks to dictate how his or her married child should live his or marital life is another OLD WIFE. Old wives fables include counsel such as: “Don’t take that rubbish from your wife” “Be careful with that your husband” “Your father did so and so to me” “Your mum did so and so.”
In these latter times, “refuse profane and OLD WIVES fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little; but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of acceptation.”
If you are currently under the counsel or influence of an OLD WIFE, please, avoid OLD WIVES and their nature.
If you are an OLD WIFE, it is time to repent. Surrender your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone can make you whole, cleanse you from your filthiness and make you a new being (2nd Corinthians 5:17). Get married to Jesus Christ today and become a new wife. God then becomes your husband.
“For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; he is called the God of all the earth (Isaiah 54:5).