Still to the guys,
In the previous post, I pointed out the folly in having close or intimate fellowship with a person of the opposite sex. The basic conclusion was that it is foolish and therefore sinful to put so much confidence in our own strong wills, when the Bible (for our instruction and warning) clearly outlines the weakness of our flesh. If God’s Word is right about our weaknesses, then to ignore these warnings is to imply that we know ourselves better than God knows us. That is foolish, and sinful. However, the way out of this mess, as suggested by Paul in 1 Timothy 5:2, is to treat these female friends as sisters. The specific reference to “younger” women in the verse is what prompted me to write this second post in the series.