Good morning, ladies! Ah, what a lovely day it is. We have been given life, and have the ability to serve both God and our families. I’m trying my hardest to really enjoy each day, simply because our Creator saw fit to put me in it. What a gracious God He is!
Today, I would like to discuss chapters 44, 45, and 46 of Let Me Be a Woman. Now, this might be difficult because of the subject matter. I want to be very careful about what I type in this blog, because I want it to be accessable to everyone. For example, my son has been blocked from my blog because I wrote about immodesty and swimsuits before! So I am not going to type certain words, and I will try to write in between the lines. I do suggest you purchase your own copy of this book, because there is so much truth to be found in it for women!
Chapter 44 discusses being a real woman, in more ways than one. Elisabeth writes, “For the Christian who understands God’s purpose, there cannot possibly be any enmity, envy, or desire of imitation (of the opposite gender). Both men and women fully accept their being as the being God created in His image, male and female.”
Ladies, we should accept who we are as women, and not try to take on manly roles in society. Our purpose is great and wonderful. Elisabeth touches on the problem of “Equal Opportunity,” and how it almost always mean that women want to do what men do. She mentions that women’s work, namely the bearing and nurturing of children, is often considered “animalistic.” Elisabeth calls this a “hideous distortion of truth,” and I couldn’t agree more. We should thank God for our gender, and live our lives like we mean it.
In the next chapter, Elisabeth shares about how Paul, who wrote “in Christ, there is no male or female,” also wrote about women’s issues like modesty in dress, silence in the assembly, the use of head coverings, and submission to husbands. “It is a misguided kind of super-spirituality that attempts to erase all distinctions between Christians. It is a form of escapism, an evasion of responsibility, and a serious distortion of truth.” (p.155)
I used to do this. Oh my, how I used to do this! I thought that since there was “no male or female” in our Messiah, that I could have any responsibilities men were given in Scripture. This is a total departure from the truth, and I am so thankful that the Lord (YHWH) opened my eyes.
Chapter 46 focuses on intimacy. I would like to say that we need to take this seriously, as the marriage relationship is equated to the relationship between Christ and His assembly. Our relationship with our Creator should be very deep and intimate. Sometimes I let the trials of life take my focus off of Him, and oh, how wrong that is. He wants us to have a meaningful relationship with Him.
It is a shame that our culture wants to take the intimacies meant for marriage, and instead, put them on display. I too, fell into this when I was young, and have deeply repented. This is one of the reasons feminine modesty is so important to me. Elisabeth writes regarding what she sees in public, “I feel like I am being robbed of the incalculably valuable treasures of delicacy, mystery, and sophistication. Modesty was a system of protection. But the alarms have all been disconnected. The house is wide open to plunder.”
May we as ladies, return to modesty, femininity, and submission. These things are good and holy. These things are for our benefit!
I hope you have a lovely weekend. We are down to one final Let Me Be a Woman study, due to be published next Friday. I hope this post has encouraged you in your walk with the Lord, and maybe, you will decide to pick up this gem of a book.
Blessings to you and your family!
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