I really want to move on into chapter 3, lol although I don’t know why, it’s going to HURT!!! But I guess that is part of the healing in my life…….taking a good look at my life through the eyes of the Father, seeing truth and allowing Him to design who I am rather than me. I didn’t do so well.
This is a very tough chunk of Scripture – “Women should learn quietly and submissively. 12 I do not let women teach men or have authority over them.[b] Let them listen quietly. 13 For God made Adam first, and afterward he made Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing,[c] assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.”
God created man and woman with order and a plan. He created us very differently, our tendencies are both very different, man is not SMARTER than a woman, man is NOT to rule over a woman with an iron fist, walk over her as a doormat. AGAIN………man has totally messed up what God has created trying to make it man’s thoughts rather than God’s thoughts. All this really took place at the fall and has just went downhill from there. God created woman as a help-meet and in doing so he completed man. Paul says we are to love our wives as Christ loved the church and as I read it Christ DIED for the church. SO…SOOO hear me well, it’s not about MEN being OVER women or women being LOWER than a man. BUT…….God did create man to be the head and lead women, and do not forget with God he is ALWAYS in the Spiritual not the natural –
Paul is speaking in this scripture that men are to be the “spiritual leaders” in the body of Christ and the home. A woman should not come in a usurp their authority!! Did you hear? “USURP” — there is a HUGE difference between God’s calling and anointing and someone that comes in a “takes over” with force the authority of the church or teaching in the church!!! Paul is not talking about women are who are lower, not allowed, God can’t use, and the list goes on and on…. he is talking about women coming into the church and taking over when God designed it differently.
God has RAISED up some mighty women, he has anointed some powerful women and He will use them in the body of Christ. He created men to be “MEN” in the body but it is the MEN who have failed God by becoming a bunch of weak men that have allowed and counted on women to take care of the “spiritual” needs of the families.
I have always said that the strength of a church and a family will be equal to the strength of the men of the church/husband.
The end of this section of scripture speaks about “women will be saved through childbearing assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness and modesty”
This is a very tough thought in today’s world. I believe/think that this speaks of the great importance of being a mother. A woman’s number one job is teaching their children about the Lord, the ways of God, SALVATION! A woman is to teach young children how to live life in faith, love, holiness and modesty……….by example. This is how God designed them to find their worth in life.
As most things again here we have taken this and tried to make it understandable to man and created rules, regulations, churches, denominations etc to try and keep this in place, make these scriptures work for us.
Well, there it is……….not a popular view I’m sure ….. But God and God’s word is not very popular with the world is it? That’s why it gets so twisted.