Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Various thoughts on a Woman's role

The Bible commands us as women to be Keepers at Home:

Titus 2:5

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Would you say that a woman who is never home, always about and that lets her home go would be a Keeper at home? Probably not! As women, much of time is to be spent AT HOME! God didn't call us to be out and about all day every day and let our home look like a pig pen and our children be strung from place to place either!

A woman's life calling is at her HOME!! Let's took a look at the priorities here:
  1. God
  2. Family (husband and children)
  3. Keeping the Home

Everything else is AFTER you have taken care of the very best. If you let others swallow up the time for the "very best" then you have let the good become the enemy of the very best as the quote goes! In doing other "good" things, you have forsook the VERY BEST......God, your family and your home.

Have you been so busy for the Kingdom that you don't have time for the King?? Let's step back and evaluate what God really wants in a woman here! If you are NOT putting God first and then NOT putting your family and home over others, then your priorities are in the wrong place.

What did Paul said that the younger women are supposed to do? For starters, marriage......then bearing children and then guiding the house!

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

What about the children nazi's? LOL The ones who want to make you feel bad because you want to do what God's word says and bear children? Well, what Biblical proof do they have and why are they fighting the scripture? The Bible says we, as younger women are to MARRY....BEAR CHILDREN and GUIDE THE HOUSE; Period! There wasn't a clause in there, saying if you want to. If we say a woman must stay home, we must also include the rest of the verse in that she must marry and bear children. That is what a woman was designed for! We were designed to be mothers and wives.......not diva's and abortionists!

There is a movement going on right now to "save the planet" from waste and the idea behind it is to stop having children. The women say that if you have children you are contributing to the waste of the Earth. HOGWASH! Actually I'm glad these type of women will not be producing any We don't need others trained with that mindset!

However, as Christians, let's start following the Bible! Do you let your selfishness stop you from doing what God said? "It just isn't convenient for me to have a child" or "I don't have time for children." That's like a slap in God's face! You are basically saying "God, I don't want to be what you designed me to be as a women. I want to do my own thing and I make the decisions here".

I'm so sick of hearing people talk bad about children and how much they don't want them! Enough already! God said in his word that children are a blessing from HIM! You mean you don't want God's blessing?? There's another slap in God's face. Let's look at what God has to say about children:

Psalm 127:3

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward

Not only are children a heritage of the Lord but they are esteemed highly by God:

Psalm 127:4-5

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.....

WOW! WHODUTHUNKIT? People that have a lot of children are HAPPY God says! He gave us children as a blessing and to make us happy. They are a gift from God!

So the next time you hear someone telling you how they are glad they don't have kids......just tell them you don't view the blessings of God as they do! ;)

*If you are barren and unable to have children, then you can't and I'm not talking about you. However if you defiantly push aside your role, well that's between you and God, but if you are going to say you MUST be a keeper at home, you also must agree with the rest of the verse! I would hate to get Heaven and find out that God had many blessings for me but my own selfishness didn't allow them to come to being. Oh would that others would count what God counts a blessing.......a BLESSING! If you don't want your blessings, give them to someone who does, don't murder them!

I also am not against birth control, as long as it does not kill an actual pregnancy! We are to be wise, in that we don't have children when we can't afford to take care of them and we want to do it when it is God's will. I personally don't use birth control pills because of my personal beliefs about them, but I don't condemn others who use them because of various reasons. I think it comes down to your motive as to why you are using them.

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~~Deby said...

Excellant post Bev...

Chica said...

It's funny you write this......the sub of abortion has been on my heart lately, just hadn't gotten around to writing about it yet.


Jennifer said...

Love reading this post..very good!!
P.S You mentioned my other blog wasn't working, i think it is now if you wanted to check it out.

Ticia said...

This is always a sensitive topic and I think you have broached it well.
I have struggled with this myself.
My husband got a vasectomy because the doctors said more children would likely kill me. I often wonder if we should have left it in God's hands. But because I wasn't willing to give up the life of a child to save my own he got the vasectomy. He really wanted lots of children. But he was afraid to touch me. So the answer is never easy. Even when we want to do the right thing.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Deby....thank you so much! ;)

Chica.....abortion has been on my mind a lot lately too and I just got a call today and will most likely blog about that soon ha.

Jennifer...thanks, I will go check it out!

Ticia....I think in cases where the woman would die, then measures such as those are needed. In my case, I had to have a C-section and I'm limited in the amount of children I can have "safely" now because all have to be through c-section.

Dawn said...

*raises hand sheepishly*
I'm a barren Keeper At Home. :-)

What are your thoughts Sis about barren Christian wives being Keepers At Home? Do you think that verse applies to them also or no?

I don't use birth control either. Never have, never will. I am open to the Lord's will in my life.
When I surrendered my life to Christ, that included my fertility.
I couldnt say 'God you can have everything except my fertility, that's for me to take care of'.
Like the much loved hymn I adore...' I surrender all'...

Good post Sis! God Bless!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Yes, I think the verse applies to every woman, that should be our goal to stay at home. If you are barren, well what do you do? If you can't have children.......then God understands.

I stayed home before I had my daughter, when I was just a wife.

Thanks for your comment Dawn!


Unknown said...

Amen to your post. My husband has always said to those that complain about overpopulation, "start with yourself"!
Interestingly enough, the world has seen depopulization for the last 30, you can fit the entire population in the confines of Jacksonville Florida, allowing 3 square feet per person.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks so much for your comment Paula! ;)


Anonymous said...

I just stumbles upon your blog..and I must say that I am quite impressed with your determination to put your faith in God first.

We have 10 sons and 2 daughters and we are a very happy family. May God bless all the honest in heart that strive to live unto him.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks anonymous for your comment!


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