Just read an excellent summation of what God says specifically to women from our dear sister at http://fortheloveofhistruth.com/ In comments addressing the issue raised in my previous post, that I think bears a repost. And thanks for reblogging it dear sis and for adding a wonderful link as well! ❤ ~AGM†
“Lets go to the Bible and see what it says and some of the solid good Bible commentators:
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
(1 Timothy 2:9-12 KJV)
1Ti_2:9-10. Though women are not to conduct public worship, pray publicly or teach in the assembly, yet they are to join with the whole church in prayer. For public worship, a woman should be dressed in apparel which is not showy, conspicuous, suggestive or extreme, nor dress in such a way as to attract the eyes of others or lift up her own heart in pride. There should be no excessive arrangement of the hair or decoration of the body with gold, pearls and jewelry to attract attention. Women, as well as men, should realize that true beauty and adornment are not the adornment of the body but the right ordering of the heart!
1Ti_2:11-12. Women are not to teach, preach, lead in prayer, or have a voice in the business affairs of the church. They are to be learners, not teachers, in subjection to their husbands and to the ministers of the word (1Co_14:34-35). Women may pray, teach and instruct other women and children (Tit_2:3; Pro_1:8).
1Ti_2:13-14. The seasons the apostle gives for women being silent in the affairs of the church and the worship of the Lord are found in the original law of the relation of woman to man before God.
1. Man’s headship in creation (1Co_11:3; 1Co_11:8-9; Eph_5:23). The woman, by divine rule, is in subjection to her husband, and any attempt by her to assume the part of the head or instructor is to overturn God’s order.
2. Woman’s priority in transgression. Man was not deceived; the woman was! She confessed that the serpent beguiled her, thereby suggesting her inferiority to man in strength; knowledge and wisdom. Her subjection to the man is more greatly imposed since the Fall.
1Ti_2:15. Nevertheless, the pain and distress put upon women in child-bearing does not hinder their souls’ salvation. They shall be saved eternally if they continue in faith. God’s blessings are upon women in their true sphere, that of motherhood, home life and godliness. But perhaps the reference here is to the salvation of all believers through the divine Child to be born of woman – the Lord Jesus Christ. (Henry Mahan Bible commentaries)
1 Timothy 2:12
But I suffer not a woman to teach, They may teach in private, in their own houses and families; they are to be teachers of good things, Tit_2:3. They are to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; nor is the law or doctrine of a mother to be forsaken, any more than the instruction of a father; see Pro_1:8. Timothy, no doubt, received much advantage, from the private teachings and instructions of his mother Eunice, and grandmother Lois; but then women are not to teach in the church; for that is an act of power and authority, and supposes the persons that teach to be of a superior degree, and in a superior office, and to have superior abilities to those who are taught by them: nor to usurp authority over the man; as not in civil and political things, or in things relating to civil government; and in things domestic, or the affairs of the family; so not in things ecclesiastical, or what relate to the church and government of it; for one part of rule is to feed the church with knowledge and understanding; and for a woman to take upon her to do this, is to usurp an authority over the man: this therefore she ought not to do,but to be in silence; to sit and hear quietly and silently, and learn, and not teach, as in 1Ti_2:11. (John Gill Bible commentaries)
I would also like to refer you to two short video clips on the blog here : The BIBLICAL Role Of A Woman AND I do not Allow a Woman to Teach… (1Timothy 2:12-15) And also The privilege and responsibility of a Christian wife. To be found here at this linkhttp://fortheloveofhistruth.com/tag/the-biblical-role-of-a-woman/
I hope this was helpful
May the Lord put it in our hearts to serve Him as He wishes.
Indeed it was! May we, as God’s obedient children, seek more to please Him, as those who He has called His own focus on living according to HIS dictation and not on any pressure from the outside world or influence. It is time for us to act like women of God. In doing that we will truly be living a part of our calling to teach other women how to live according to His word, and it will be OUR primary witness to a world that makes no such distinctions. SGD!