Summary: Who can find a virtuous woman?The most valuable stone in the Mid East is an oriental Ruby & Solomon estimated the worth / value of a special woman to be of much greater worth than rubies!
Rebuilding Broken Families pt. 2
Rediscovering Biblical Womanhood Feb. 10, 2013
A Who can find a virtuous woman?
1 The most valuable stone in the Mid East is an oriental Ruby & Solomon estimated the worth / value of a special woman to be of much greater worth than rubies!
a How easy to find rubies? There are rare!
b How easy to find a virtuous woman? Hard!
2 We live in a time of feminism, women’s movement (many of it’s achievement are productive, profitable, good)
a Extremists of feminism have left womanhood to be distorted, confused.
b Every wife will either build the home or tear it down.
1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Prov 14:1 (NASB)
aa 4 A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. Prov 12:4 (NIV)
She will be a crown or a cancer.
bb To be fair, the situation may be reversed & the husband is the culprit.
B Marriage is not 50% - 50%: It takes 100% devotion to the Lord & to each other.
1 When two people love each other & the Lord, God can guide & bless them.
2 As the family goes so goes the church & the nation.
a The family has been ridiculed / attacked in our time.
b Today its important we review what the creator of the home has to say about the Biblical view of husbands, wives, kids.
C Women have been thrust into a fourfold crisis in our day.
1 Crisis of identity (Feminist mov. Has degenerated into women wanting to be men)
a This day we have feminized boys & masculinized girls in a effort to have a unisex society.
aa This is what si observed in communist societies - BTW: The Bible condemns this approach!
5 "A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. Deut 22:5 (NASB)
14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 1 Cor 11:14 (NASB)
bb God created women to have gentle tender qualities in her appearance, manners & action.
b Satan is always trying to blur these distinctions.
2 Crisis of Modesty
1 In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,2 as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.3 Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.5 For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;6 just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear. 1 Peter 3:1-6 (NASB)
a Satan has influenced women to throw decency / modesty into the wind in their dress, behavior, talk.
b I’m being old-fashioned, I’m trying to teach you the eternal truths of God’s Word on the issue of feminine / modest dress.
c It’s a sin for a man to look upon a woman with lust, it’s the woman’s place not the invite lust by immodest dress. (Every mans battle)
3 Crisis of Responsibility
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. 6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible ;Titus 2:3-6 (NASB)
a Woman were designed by God to fulfill certain responsibilities.
aa Not saying women can’t achieve in all areas but there are certain responsibilities that only women can do properly, these two responsibilities being a wife & a mom.
bb When women free themselves from these responsibilities she is headed for disaster.
b A train liberated from the tracks is not free; it’s a useless wreck.
c Women who seek to be liberated from her God-given calling may find herself a wreck - morally, spiritually, & emotionally.
4 Crisis of Authority
a Women today are faced with the choice of living under the authority & protection of a husband