A Christian Womans Role in Todays World
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8 & 9
For I am the Lord, I change not; Malachi 3:6
God tells us in the above passages that our ways are not His ways and that He does not change. It is when we as a society have rejected His plan that our plan will be in the opposite direction and will lead to disaster. One of these ways is when we justify women working outside of the home. Just 40 years ago most young ladies were graduating from high school, getting married and starting to raise a family. Today, however, our society is teaching them that they need a career to fall back on just in case their marriage does not last. What does God say will happen when a mother works outside the home?
1. She serves two masters
Jesus said that no man can serve two masters, because they will hate one and love the other. Usually the one they love will be the wrong one. I see this where I work. Some of the companys finest workers are divorced more than once and their families have been sacrificed for their job. This is hard enough for a man, but a woman has the authority of her husband and the authority she serves at work. Some would say that they have no problem in this area, but the rise in broken homes says something different.
2. She violates Gods design
God intended the home to be the center of a wifes world. This has
been attacked even in the days of the New Testament. In Titus 5:14 younger women were encouraged to marry, bear children, and guide the home so that they would not be attacked by the enemy. In Titus 2:5, older women were to encourage the younger women to love their husband and children and be keepers at home that the word of God might not be blasphemed. Why? Because they were not doing this and Paul was trying to lead them back to Gods design.
3. She does not meet her highest potential
God designed the woman to be a help meet for her husband. In my job, I need to be at places that require me to leave my home early. Since my wife is at home, the stress of making sure that she or the children are at specific places is gone. Often you hear women say that they are tired of being identified as somebodys wife or mother. Have they forgotten that they will be the only one in the world that will hold that title for their family?
If you were to lose your job next week, the company would just hire another person to replace you and within a short time you would be forgotten. If your family lost you, they would be damaged and would never be their best. Your absence would be felt for years to come.
4. She forms an independent spirit
The scriptures tell us that we as husband and wife should submit to one another in the fear of God (Ephesians 5:21). Not even men are to be independent. Nowhere in scripture does God want an independent person, but our adversary, the devil, promotes an independence from God. This is a damaging philosophy in marriages today. When a woman does not think she needs her husband or children, she will lose her love for them. This is one of the reasons why a growing number of couples do not have children. It reduces their independence and increases their so called freedom.
5. She is financially unwise
Lets look at the expenses that take place when a mother of two goes to
work and makes $40,000.00 a year.
Federal Income Tax .. ... .. 6,000
State Tax ..... 2,000
Social Security .. . 2,000
Tithe (10%) optional 4,000
Transportation ($350 per month) .. 4,200
Maintenance/Gas ... 2,700
Insurance car .. 1,200
Meals (Lunch only) 1,440
Extra Clothes . 500
Employee Insurance ... 600
Day Care (2 Kids) .. .10,000
Cell Phone .. ... 600
Credit Card .. .. 1,000
Misc (I owe it to myself) ... .. 1,300
Total expenses = $38,940
This does not take into account if a husband and wife file their taxes together, it will place them into a higher tax bracket. If they file separately, the husband cannot claim his wife, which causes him to pay more taxes.
This should be a wake up call for men not to leave their wives, because of the hardships that they will bring on them. Remember, she is thy companion (best friend) and the wife of thy covenant (Mal. 2:14). Many people say to me that they cant understand how our family survives on my income, but we actually do better than most families with two incomes.
6. Her greatest asset is hindered
Time is our most valuable asset and the Bible tells us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom (Psalms 90:12). God has ordained each mother with the gifts and talents to train her children, not the teacher or daycare system. Scripture teaches that when a child is left to himself, he will bring his mother to shame (Proverbs 29:15). The Hebrew word for left is translated Shalach which means to send away. When mothers send their children out from their God given responsibilities it will bring shame to her. God is not mocked.
Mothers cannot fulfill their responsibility unless we, as the husbands, allow or release them to do that. We, as a nation, have forgotten the influencing power a mother has on her children and what mighty things she can accomplish for her community and God when she is at home.
7. She can be tempted to transfer her affections away from her husband.
This is something that happens all over our nation: women having affairs with men at work. Here are a few of the causes that lead up to an affair.
· As people work together, they talk and become friends.
· As problems develop at home, usually financial, discussions take place and soon she starts comparing the men at work to her husband.
· Even though an affair may never take place, she has misplaced some of her affections away from her husband and has damaged her marriage.
· Soon the husband realizes that she doesnt depend on him like she used to. Distrust and even jealousy raises its ugly head.
When women get together and talk about their husbands its usually in a negative setting. They disgrace themselves, because they are degrading the one that they vowed to love, cherish and honor for the rest of their lives.
8. She takes on a Double Curse.
When Adam and Eve sinned God cursed man that he would work by the sweat of his brow and the woman would have sorrow in child bearing. Now the working mother has taken both of the curses upon herself.
Gods word never said that women could not perform an outside job or that they werent as smart as men. In fact, God has put women in roles that were designed for men when they would not lead. Example: Deborah. This is not a question about equality, its about the role that men and women were and are created for.
This message is for men and women who are committed to Jesus Christ and are looking to make a difference in their lives for Him. Jesus said, Seek ye first the Kingdom of heaven and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you Matt. 6:33.
We as Christians need to stop following after the things of the world and start following the things of God. If you find this tract offensive, then this message is not for you.
When we start getting our lives under Biblical principals, only then can God bless. We can truly be the light of the world that He wants us to be. When children see that Mom and Dad are committed to each other and they can come home to a mother who is there to make them the best that they can be, then they will rise up and call her blessed.
To the single mom, this message is for your husbands to return to their vow and allow God to be the God of love that He longs to be. To the widow, this message is for family, friends and the Church to return to their Christian duty and support these women.