Sunday, January 17, 2016

31 Days: What Does God Say To Women?

Following is a list of verses I found in my search to discover what God says to women (in no particular order):

* Gen 2:18; I Cor 11:8-9 You are a helper suitable for a man; you were made for man

* Prov 31 You are worth more than jewels

* Col 3:18 You are to be subject to your husband

* Prov 11:16 If you are gracious, you will attain honor

* Prov 14:1 If you are wise, you will build your house

* Gen 2:24 You are to become one with your husband

* Prov 19:13; Prov 21:9, 19 If you are contentious it is like constant dripping; a contentious person is not fun to live with

* I Tim 3:11 You must be dignified, not malicious gossipers

* I Pet 3:12 You must be submissive/ respectful

* I Tim 2:9-10 If you want to be godly, what you do is more important than outward adornment

* Prov 31:30 Fearing the Lord brings praise, charm or beauty won’t

* I Tim 2:11-15 You need to learn to keep your mouth shut and receive instruction

* Prov 12:4 Shaming your husband is horrible

* Titus 2:3-5 You are to love your husband and children; be pure, be kind; your first priority is keeping your home

* Prov 31:26-31 You are to care for your household and not be idle or lazy

* Prov 11:22 Discretion is much more important than beauty

* Matt 19:26 With people this is impossible but with God all things are possible :)

Here is also a very interesting commentary I found on Titus 2:3-5. 3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

“KEEPERS AT HOME: minding their own family affairs, not gadding abroad; and inspecting into, and busying themselves about other people’s matters. This is said in opposition to what women are prone unto. It is reckoned among the properties of women, by the Jews, that they are (twynauwy), “gadders abroad” F24: they have some rules about women’s keeping at home; they say F25, a woman may go to her father’s house to visit him, and to the house of mourning, and to the house of feasting, to return a kindness to her friends, or to her relations--but it is a reproach to a woman to go out daily; now she is without, now she is in the streets; and a husband ought to restrain his wife from it, and not suffer her to go abroad but about once a month, or twice a month, upon necessity; for there is nothing more beautiful for a woman, than to abide in the corner of her house; for so it is written, (Psalms 45:13) “The king’s daughter is all glorious within.” And this they say F26 is what is meant by the woman’s being an helpmeet for man, that while he is abroad about his business, she is (tybb tbvwy), “sitting at home”, and keeping his house; and this they observe is the glory and honour of woman. The passage in (Isaiah 44:13) concerning an image being made “after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, that it may remain in the house” is by the Targum thus paraphrased: according to the likeness of a man, according to the praise of a woman, to abide in the house.” Upon which Kimchi has this note: “it is the glory of a woman to continue at home, and not go abroad.” The tortoise, which carries its house upon its back, and very rarely shows its head, or looks out of it, was, with the ancients, an emblem of a good housewife.” (Italics, mine.)

1 comment:

Carole said...

This is the way, I have lived my life, but there are very few, even among church women, who feel this way. Most women either have jobs outside the home or find places to drive to every day. Sometimes blog writers espouse the quiet, stay at home life.