I have a confession to make. I believe in women submitting to their husband's authority, and I believe women should be willing to bear as many children as God calls them to. Surprised? ;) If you've been reading my blog for any period of time, I'm sure that didn't shock you!
I'm in the process of typing up a post on 1 Timothy 2. I've been spending a lot of time studying verse 15 in an attempt to grasp its exact meaning. What I discover will be written up in the post that will eventually be finished and posted (and if you have insights into that verse, feel free to contact me or leave a comment). In my research process, I stumbled across a webpage that I found pretty amusing and ridiculous...and ultimately I ended up feeling sorry for the person who wrote it. It's a place called the "atheist foundation of Australia", lol. They really knock Above Rubies (which I love), and some of the things they said just cracked me up! Here are some examples:
"a woman is expected to voluntarily imprison herself in domestic drudgery in order to be regarded as a .proper mother."
LOL! That just made me laugh....such drama.
" I find it very disturbing that the religious right makes it its priority to perpetuate women's enslavement."
Here is the very very sad line that caused me to feel sorry for the writer:
"If achieving equality and independence are "Satan's deceptions" then so be it! Supposing that god and Satan do exist, I would rather pay homage to Satan who encouraged Eve to seek wisdom, rather than submit-to a god who condemns women to everlasting misery and slavery!"
Yikes. He doesn't have any idea what he's saying. Very sad.
I don't know about you, but I don't feel like a miserable slave imprisoned in drudery. Do you? I feel like a woman who is embracing her calling to serve the Lord Jesus by fulfilling my biblical role...being my husband's helper, bearing and raising children, and caring for my home. There is much joy in that!
If you are miserable, I would encourage you to look at your role in a new way. It's likely that your perception is clouded by the enemy's deception, and he's making your job look unappealing in his own destructive way. Don't listen to him! Ask the Lord for a fresh perspective and and new eyes to view your calling through God's eyes.
God bless all of you!!