I had a little quibble with myself yesterday when I posted “Marvel of Man’s Achievement,” including the phrases “man-handled” and “achievements which can be made by man.” I started to clean up the gender issue with more PC words, explaining that I also thought woman could do amazing things, but I didn’t. I decided to pursue that issue as a follow up. So here is the follow-up.
People who don’t read the Bible much can really rant about what they perceive as a neglect for “women’s rights” in the Word of God. A dead give-away that they are taking somebody else’s word, not reading for themselves.
In the first place, the scripture I used about “subduing” and “ruling” the earth is very plainly addressed to male and female. Role issues related to families, but those roles did not limit man or woman in any way as far as subduing or ruling the earth – except during the labor pains – they will interfere with a higher level of thinking for a few hours. 😀
In the Old Testament, we find landowners, daughters of Zelophehad, Caleb, Job: Deborah, the prophetess, judge, and military leader; Construction workers: Shallum’s daughters; Jael, the woman who murdered the general of the army; Abigail, the brilliant negotiator; Esther who saved her people from destruction. And the New Testament present Lydia as a merchant seller of cloth. I’m sure I missed some good examples, but I don’t want to get into researching the matter right now.
Then top those examples off with the Proverbs 31 woman. Women can expand their wings about any way they want to with wisdom, power, and authority. I think they can make their husbands proud with a challenging brain game, or other stimulating activities.
Aren’t there some terrible atrocities against woman? Yes. But they are the work of sinful man and perhaps remnants of pagan culture, not the will of God.
I’m not covering this topic very thoroughly but I am just saying, “Read the Bible and see for yourself how much God loves women.”
Toss around this subject in the comments. I’ll see if I can back up my opinion.