Monday, October 09, 2006

satisfied women

Grace Driscoll in an article in the Acts29network series on wives.

Does what the Bible say about women really apply to us today in this culture (submission, can't be a pastor, weaker vessel, more easily deceived, etc.)? Yes. God created us to submit, not because He hates us, rather because He loves us enough to protect us. Doesn't it make us too vulnerable to our husbands? As daughters of Eve we are more easily deceived, but like Ruth under the security of our husband and our God we are safe. Doesn't it limit our ability to demonstrate our gifts? No. We can lead children and women, which is what a Titus 2 woman should desire. God doesn't give us gifts unless he provides righteous opportunities to use them. We just need to make sure we don't use them unrighteously. Doesn't it make us less of a human to just stay at home with the kids or take care of our husband? No. We were created in the image of God and that is where our value comes from, not in what we do. It is an honor, after working in the corporate culture for many years, to be a helpmate for my husband and a mother for my children. The Proverbs 31 woman is a crown for her husband and her children rise up and call her blessed. That is a privilege that we can either embrace from the Lord or reject in sin. These ideas are only antiquated because our culture has labeled them as such. But we find favor in the eyes of our Lord when we seek His good and perfect will. "Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised" (Prov. 31:30).
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Anonymous said...

many preachers have commented on the fall in the garden of eden. however, I have seen none which have I'd she the woman is sacrificed for the man, have you considered that it is in the realm of possibility that the woman in truth did not cause the fall but man instead and if so, if blame is laid on the woman for the fall of man, that he would never be blamed, but instead the woman has sown that seed of sacrifice for man and indeed the prediction maybe because she gave up herself for adam so that the seed must also be given up?

rick said...

Sorry anonymous - I have know idea what you are saying.

I'm guessing that somehow you are thinking that I am assigning blame related to the fall and that that somehow has something to do with male/female roles.

If that's what you are thinking, no, that's not my point at all.