“I find it absolutely preposterous that God would call women to places of influence and leadership within business and finance and medical practice and public education, but then in the church relegate them to mopping floors and rocking babies and leading the decorating committee. That God would think so little of women as to solely give them pacifying tasks. That He would trust them enough to lead a Fortune 500 company but not lead His flock. You don’t have to be a biblical scholar to know God values women more than that.”
A woman sent me this comment. I don’t know who wrote it but I am going to address it any ways since I know many women believe as this woman wrote.
First of all, does God call women to places of influence and leadership within all of the places she mentions? I can’t find any verse in the entire Bible that tells us that God calls women to these places. I know He calls younger women to be keepers at home and the Proverbs 31 woman was known for looking to the ways of her household, but not being a leader of any business.
God does call men to be in places of influence and leadership all throughout the Bible. He made Adam first. All of the kings of old were men. The priests in the temples were men. The patriarchs were all men. The major prophets were all men. The forerunner of Christ and Christ Himself were men. The Apostles were men. The authors of all of the books of the Bible were men. The elders and deacons are to be men and the husbands are to be head over their wives. God created “patriarchy” so when women fight against this, they are fighting against God’s ordained order.
What’s wrong with mopping floors, rocking babies, and leading the decorating committee? All of these are important tasks. Whose to say that being a leader of something is more important than rocking babies? What can be more important than raising the next generation? Wasn’t it Jesus who said the greatest of all is the servant of all?
Raising the next generation and serving in the churches aren’t meaningless tasks as the author of this statement claims but THIS is what young women are being taught everywhere including in the churches! They aren’t being taught that being a help meet to one’s husband, bearing and raising children for the Lord, and being a keeper at home are all God-ordained tasks for women and they are good!
Tell me where God trusts women enough to lead a Fortune 500 company? There are others who can do this but a Fortune 500 company won’t love you back like a husband and children that you’ve invested your life into. You see, women are taught that their value lies in their career path, paycheck, and how high they can climb up the proverbial ladder to break the “glass ceiling.” God never mentions any of this because this is not His will for women.
No, He calls us to have meek and quiet spirits. He calls us to be keepers at home and lovingly serve our families and those around us, including those in our churches. He calls us to store our treasures in heaven and not on this earth. This woman is so far off base for God’s will for women. His will for us is good, and acceptable, and perfect. Stop listening to the lies of our culture and many lies even being told in the churches. Learn contentment at home with your children. You are doing exactly what God has called you to do – raise godly offspring. The place God calls you to have the greatest influence is in your own home.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 2:15