Chapter Three THE WIFE. I. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. A. Women are equally gifted and equally ACCEPTED by the Lord. 1. In the New Testament, women were accepted, just as men, when it came to pouring out God’s supernatural GIFTS . .
I. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
1. In the New Testament, women were accepted, just as men, when it came to pouring out God’s supernatural GIFTS.
B. Women have always been equal with men, but their “ROLE” in life is different.
C. We must bring marriages and the roles of husbands and wives back to BIBLICAL standards, if we want to see the marriage institution restored as God has intended it to be.
2. Biblical submission and subjection does not advocate being used like a doormat, or being treated DISRESPECTFULLY.
3. There is a difference between “OBEDIENCE” and “submission.”
a. The word “submission” in its proper understanding, means “INTELLIGENTLY” yielding” to proper authority.
b. The CHOICE is made out of love for her husband, and obedience to the will of God.
c. To be subdued, “brought under by force of power,” is completely different than making an intelligent choice to yield to another power for HONORABLE reasons.
4. God has predestined a Church, but has not FORCED anyone to be part of the Church.
a. When we make such a choice to surrender and yield to His Spirit, it is done out of LOVE, because He loved us first.
a. She submits out of love and choice, because it is the RIGHT thing to do.
a. Submission does not make robots or puppets out of anyone taking away their personality, but it ENHANCES it.
7. If a husband demands ungodly, or unbiblical actions from his wife, or if he refuses to allow her to serve the Lord, she must make the…
…correct choice, which is to do the will of GOD, rather than the will of man.
a. There are many luxuries and CARES of life, which can rob us of sober thinking.
b. The woman’s basic ATTITUDE is a major factor in the failure or success of any home.
c. God make women to be women, with the physical and emotional CAPABILITY to do things a man cannot and should not do.
a. The literal interpretation of this is: “be DEVOTED to your husband.”
a. Only a wife who understands her godly role, and deeply loves her husband, can provide the help…
b. She has STRENGTHS he does not, and he has strengths she does not have.
a. She must let LOVE be the force of correction, rather than anger or resentment.
b. Her dealings with her children should be just as God deals with her as His CHILD.
a. DISCREETNESS calls for many things, including the wisdom of knowing how to set your priorities in your family.
a. First: she should be INNOCENT of unlawful sexual experiences.
a. This same principle applies to the HOME; the woman who really loves her husband will find little difficulty in following his leadership.