The disciples came to Jesus and asked Him what the signs of His second coming and the end of the world would be. Jesus began describing all that would take place and in the middle of His discourse with them, He said, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12). Evil will abound and the love of many will grow cold. We can see this happening today. Evil (Satan) is the opposite of good (God). God is love. He’s the definition, the beginning, and the ending of love. Without God, there is no love. Therefore, as wickedness increases, many will not love which explains a lot of what is happening today.
My main goal in writing to women is to encourage them in the ways of the Lord. His ways are “good, and acceptable, and perfect” (Romans 12:2), yet most women, even Christian women have never heard nor been taught them. I can tell this is the case because many who call themselves Christians are repulsed by God’s plan for their lives. They’ve only heard the feminist plan which is opposed to God’s plan.
Almost every day, I receive emails and messages from wise, godly women who encourage me and some even give me some wonderful ideas for blog posts. Elizabeth is one of them. She wrote this to me the other day:
“I want to send you a lot of good support for what you are doing. I have been living in a very ‘feminist’ environment for a long time, so I am still thinking about all the things you talk about. A lot of them are just so contrary to how life is now lived. One thing that occurs to me, however, is to wonder if living the way you suggest really helps to develop the heart.
“In a way, when women live that way, they sacrifice a lot of their intellectual development, and they also have to curtail a lot of their will, and also discipline their feelings, all of which are hard to do. (“Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.” – 1 Corinthians 8:1). But perhaps the effect of this is to deepen their love, good will and goodness, and I can imagine that this really helps their husbands to be better men. I also think that spending so much time with children helps to keep women softer and more open and caring. When we have to deal with the adult-only workforce, it can be a bit hardening to our souls.”
The Lord asks us to live sacrificial lives. He asks us to love others deeply and when living a life of serving our husband, children, and home all day, I do believe it makes women softer, more feminine, caring, and most importantly, more loving since they are giving their lives away instead of selfishly living for themselves and their goals and desires. And no, mothers don’t just naturally love their children or else God wouldn’t have told older women to teach the young women to love their children.
Part of loving one’s children is wanting to birth them in the first place and then being the ones home full time to raise and discipline them in the ways of the Lord. It’s being kind and patient with them, not yelling at them and calling them names. It’s taking time to build deep relationships with them, listening to them, and speaking the truth in love to them often. In this way, the children will grow up knowing how to love. They will grow up knowing to hate the evil and love the good. They will be salt and light in this wicked generation and as a result, their love will not grow cold.
If ye love me, keep my commandments.