Monday, December 17, 2018

Why Wives Work - Unbelief

What is the basis, the real reason why a woman, who has an able-bodied husband to provide for her - would go to work?  You could say greed, covetousness, etc. but the true basis is that of UNBELIEFThey don't believe or have faith in God to follow His Word and live on their husband's income.  They have decided rather to take matters into their hands and make it happen.  Instead of being dependent upon God and His Word, they rather play God and become independent and put themselves under another man's headship besides their husband.

Faith does God's Word and falls into line with the roles we were made to follow.  Faith depends upon God to provide, not ourselves as women.  Faith shows the world that God's Word is true and you can depend upon Him!  No wonder God says women can cause the Word of God to be blasphemed.  By not following His Word - they are encouraging the world, the unsaved, to be independent upon themselves and not dependent upon God.  Titus 2:5

Clark says it well:

That the word of God be not blasphemed - The enemies of the Gospel are quick-eyed to spy out imperfections in its professors; and, if they find women professing Christianity living an irregular life, they will not fail to decry the Christian doctrine on this account: “Behold your boasted religion! it professes to reform all things, and its very professors are no better than others! Our heathenism is as good as your Christianity.” These are cutting reproaches; and much they will have to answer for who give cause for these blasphemies.

When people ask me how we do it without me working and how we've done it for almost 19 years now, the answer is easy - I have FAITH in God.  Sure, I could definitely take things into my hands and get a career but for what end?  To have more stuff?  To have a bigger house to store more stuff?  To be a money lover?  To see my kids tossed on someone else to school and babysit?  To cause the Word of God to be blasphemed by showing I have no faith it can be done God's way?  Why in the world would I want that!?

I trust God and have always trusted God to provide by following His Word and His model for a wife and it has proved blessed.  I would rather have God (and my husband and children) smile on me than have the acclaim of others by what career I had or what awards I had.  I've already been down that road.  I had many awards in my short military career, advanced fast and was set for a successful career in the world's eyes.  I had a choice when I got saved and then got married - I could either continue my selfish desires or I could submit myself to my husband as the head and to God's Word for wives.  I chose God's way!

Pray to God to help your evil heart of unbelief and start believing in faith that God can provide your needs through His master plan for the husband and wife and family!!  Show the world through your life and your faith that there IS something different.  Don't allow your independence and unbelief to blaspheme God's Word to the lost!  Either He is your God or He isn't!  Either His Word works or it doesn't!

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Kelley Lawrence Forrester said...

I COMPLETELY agree with this!! I have never had to work in my entire marriage and we have 3 children (and now 2 grandchildren!) We don't have a lot by the world's standards, but we have everything we need and we don't strive for the world's standards anyway, but for God's! Your blog is always such a blessing to me!

Bev said...

That's great Kelley! Thanks for the comment!

Tricia said...

This is something I still struggle with and am working on. I’ve been home over 16 years now. My husband’s job has declined due to budget cuts in our State. He has taken a significant pay cut. We have no dental insurance and both need about $10,000 in dental work. Our vehicles are paid for, but very old and will need replacement. House repairs are coming up, there are health issues to be addressed but major high deductibles. It would be easy for me to ease these burdens by going back to teaching. Some days I feel so blessed to be at home and others I feel so bad for not helping financially.

Bev said...

I understand Tricia, there are times I believe we are tried and things seem impossible but we can be reminded that with God ALL things are possible! Speaking faith to your situation may not be easy and there have been times in our lives when we wondered where was God?

We took a $13,000 pay cut moving to Ohio and I had no idea how we could make it. We actually didn't even really have the money to move! We just did it all on faith and even bought a house without seeing it. It was amazing to watch it all happen and see the hand of God move in ways I would have never thought of. He continues to do that!

Not sure if you know our medical bill story but we went through that a lot in the past, even at one time not even having insurance and being left with a $40K bill. God showed up - someone with admin privileges signed off $26K of our bill and nobody to this day knows who or why they did that! I shared that to show you that God works miracles, even with medical bills. We have some friends that had a $2 million dollar bill from neonatal in another state - God showed up and they didn't owe but a few hundred dollars by the end of it. Story after story like this show that God can do things we think are impossible.

I've felt drowned in anxiety and fear before when things would come up and it seemed impossible but I can testify to you that no matter what it is, no matter how bad it seemed - God did always show up right on time! Sometimes God took us down a road to teach us a lesson that we needed in years past, like managing our finances better, not taking on debt, etc. Also, showing us to save in time of plenty because the hard days are coming. Think of Joseph and the storage and then famine.

If I had took it upon myself to solve these things, I would have never learned to lean on God. Wives that work don't make all the problems disappear as I hear all the time from women I know that work. Now, they have the problems AND the fatigue from working.

Not sure you were looking for a reply but thought I would share!

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