Mar 20, 2006

The Superiority of Women

No, my blog has not been hijacked by a feminist. I have been on my sickbed watching "A Man Called Peter" about the Scottish preacher of the early 20th Century, Peter Marshall. During the movie, his future wife (at that point in the movie) Catherine Marshall speaks at a youth rally about how women were given a superior place by Christ, that they were made of finer clay. I began to think of what is virtuous in women today (by the world's standards).

Women's Virtues:
  • Profanity
  • Being obects of lust
  • Being filled with lust
  • Full-time workers
  • Honoring career over motherhood
  • Honoring cohabitation over marriage
  • Willingness to have sex without marriage instead of saving themselves for marriage
  • Willingness to strive for the man's position instead of giving glory to God for the place of honor He gave the woman

    I am so happy that there are some women who refuse to step down from the place God gave them. My prayer is that others will step back up to that position (a position I believe they can only fit comfortably into through Christ).
    An excellent wife, who can find?
    For her worth is far above jewels.
    The heart of her husband trusts in her,
    And he will have no lack of gain.
    She does him good and not evil
    All the days of her life.
    She looks for wool and flax
    And works with her hands in delight.
    She is like merchant ships;
    She brings her food from afar.
    She rises also while it is still night
    And gives food to her household
    And portions to her maidens.
    She considers a field and buys it;
    From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
    She girds herself with strength
    And makes her arms strong.
    She senses that her gain is good;
    Her lamp does not go out at night.
    She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
    And her hands grasp the spindle.
    She extends her hand to the poor,
    And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
    She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
    For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
    She makes coverings for herself;
    Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
    Her husband is known in the gates,
    When he sits among the elders of the land.
    She makes linen garments and sells them,
    And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
    Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    And she smiles at the future.
    She opens her mouth in wisdom,
    And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    She looks well to the ways of her household,
    And does not eat the bread of idleness.
    Her children rise up and bless her;
    Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
    "Many daughters have done nobly,
    But you excel them all."
    Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
    But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
    Give her the product of her hands,
    And let her works praise her in the gates. (Proverbs 31.10-31 NASB)
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