So I'll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh
And fix my eyes
That tethered mind free from the lies - Mumford and Sons, "I Will Wait"
Don't mind me, they're all I listen to currently.
The other day Dalrock wrote some priceless wisdom to a commenter of his. While reading it he blessed me with an admonishment I was in need of: "Don’t let her frame it as 'her not understanding'. This is as others have pointed out manipulation and rebellion."
If you're a reader of Dalrock's, you know there has been some fantastic discussion going on over there about biblical submission. It is so fitting that this last post of his is titled "Untethered" and that he was referencing the inconsistencies of a woman's writing. He opens the post with a quote of mine which humbled me as I was internalizing this admonishment, unbeknownst to him (I see Sunshinemary has quoted this as well in her post today over at The Woman and the Dragon, that and her kind words about the quote humble me further).
I have been disingenuously using the words "not understanding" to describe my rebellion to God's commands and my rebellion to RLB. This is a dishonest and subtle way to relinquish my responsibility for that rebellion.
I recognized immediately after reading Dalrock's words that I had just done it in my last post: "The stench of rotting bones":