Either way, it got me to thinking about some of the "housewife-y lessons" Mama tried to teach me and I tried to blow off. Over the years, most of them ended up making sense.
You know, lessons like "Follow Washing Instructions". I thought it was just my OCD, rule-following mom being bossy. Nope.
Has anyone else dyed underwear or towels lovely pastels because you didn't "wash with like colors" or use the right water temperature? Or in a fit of zealous cleanliness wash something in hot that came out two sizes too small?
Maybe Mama and the manufacturers knew something we needed to know after all.
God's kinda that way, too, isn't He? He's given us some lessons and commands. They're all for our own good, and not following them often leads to unpleasant consequences.
I'm betting Mama understood that all along.
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 MSG