“Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. Be careful little eyes what you see. There’s a Father up above looking down on you with love so be careful little eyes what you see.” This is a song that I learned as a child. I sang it yesterday while I was walking with my grandchildren. It reminded me that all of God’s commands to us are due to His great love for us. Sin hurts us and Satan wants to destroy us. God’s ways are perfect.
He wants us to dwell on the lovely and the good because seeing filth and wickedness hurts us. It’s not to keep us from “fun” but to protect us. What we fill our minds and eyes with affects us deeply. This is why He commands we dwell on those things of good report, the lovely, and so on (Philippians 4:8).
He wants women to love and submit to their husbands. Feminists want you to believe that this is bondage but this is false. Loving our husbands as defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and submitting to them are for our good. It makes a strong marriage and a safe harbor for the children. He knows that two leaders never work. He created the husbands to lead and the wives to follow. In this way, there is harmony and peace.
He wants women to be lovers of children and keepers at home. No, this doesn’t keep us from our “dreams and goals” as feminists want women to believe. Loving one’s children and being a keeper at home should be our dreams and goals; for we know that His will for us is far superior than our will. It’s protection for women and children to be in the home and provided and protected by a man.
He wants women to be chaste: not have any sexual relationship before marriage and stay faithful to their husband until death do they part. This protects women from many harmful things: STDs, pregnancy out of wedlock, seeking abortions, infertility, and so on. God loves women. His design for them was created all out of love.
He wants women to “learn in silence with all subjection” in the churches. He wants men to be the leaders in the churches and in the homes. Chaos reigns when women step out from under the authority of men and rule. God created us to be more sensitive and emotional to be home caring for the children and others. God created men with more reason and logic to lead. Yes, this greatly offends many women and they are easily offended because they are more sensitive and emotional. They prove God’s point.
All of these commands to us, women, are for our good. Stop fighting them and accept them. He also wants us to dress modestly, be sober, be good, and have meek and quiet spirits; all for our good. Trust Him. He’s your Creator. He knows how you’re built, and His ways are perfect.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.