Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Very Spiritual Women

There are many godly women out there.  They go to intense Bible studies {BSF, for instance}. They even lead the Bible studies.  They study their Bibles every day.  They are involved in a good Bible believing church.  They are mighty prayer warriors. They take meals to those in need.  They teach Sunday School and help in nursery.  They go on missions trips.  They are amazing!

YET, they don't truly love their husbands.  They would tell you they do, but they don't act like it.  I think secretly they think that they are better and more spiritual than their husbands.  They certainly don't treat them with respect or submit to them.  They quarrel and argue with them all the time.  They are not good wives.

Something is wrong with this picture, don't you think?  I would rather them quit all of their "godly" ministries and Bible studies and start loving their husbands.  This is what God commands of them.  He doesn't command that they go to Bible studies or teach Sunday School.  He doesn't tell them to go on missions trips.  He commands them to please, love, serve, obey, and reverence their husbands and to be keepers at home.

To see these spiritual women come home and treat their husbands with disrespect is ugly.  It blasphemes the Word of God.  This is why God instructs the older women to train the younger women to read their Bibles, teach Sunday School, go on missions trips, etc.  No!  It tells us to train them to love and obey their husbands, love their children, be chaste, pure, keepers at home, etc. 

God has a purpose in these commands.  Wives who truly love their husbands and children must be a much greater witness to Him than these "spiritual" women's activities.  Your greatest ministry field is in your own home.  When your husband and children see you acting like Jesus, they are going to want to become like Jesus.  Then they will go out into the world being salt and light.

Women, start loving your husbands as God commands you to do.  You will find no greater joy than when you walk in obedience to His commands.

And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
I Corinthians 13:2

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