Monday, December 26, 2016
An Ounce of Prevention: '8 Reasons We Aren't Feminists'
"In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives, when they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him---to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband].
Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] [b]interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes; but let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.
For it was thus that the pious women of old who hoped in God were [accustomed] to beautify themselves and were submissive to their husbands [adapting themselves to them as themselves secondary and dependent upon them].
It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you]."---I Peter 3:1-6(AMPC)
I'm rocking a flat top and one of my friend describes my style as "classy grundge". They are probably right because I am as much of a fan of wedge sneakers and graphic tees as I am jewelry, lip gloss and smell goods.
So, some people might be surprised to hear me say---and yes, I'm about to yell it---that I AM ABSOLUTELY NOT A FEMINIST. I could get into all of the reasons why, but personally, I think these two women pretty much summed it up. I am astonished by the amount of women who have *no* homemaking skills, who buck *the biblical instruction* of submission and want to challenge Proverbs 31 at seemingly every turn. And that's the women *in the Church* that I'm talking about.
If any of y'all have seen the movie *Think Like a Man*, you probably remember one of the characters telling her girlfriend, "You don't need a man. You ARE a man." Something to think about as you check out this video. God designed for ONE MAN and ONE WOMAN to get married (Genesis 2:24-25, I Corinthians 7:1-5). Not a woman who acts like a man---even spiritually---to marry a man. Anyway, here ya go:
Good GOD stuff. Remember, we're not supposed to be like the world...we're to be quite peculiar (I Peter 2:9-10). Including when it comes to our femininity!