Coffee Talk 2015
Damsels in Distress
Role of Women in the Church – Part 2
By: Gaila Roper
Last week we covered God
In I Cor. 11:3, 7-9, 11-12, …”Paul made it clear that the wife is under authority of her husband, and the husband is under the authority of Christ.” (Martha again) That would mean woman was created for man’s sake, the glory of man, and under the man’s headship. The woman was under the authority of man, man under the authority of Christ, and Christ under the authority of God. Within this authority structure are other key passages such as I Cor. 14:34-35, about women keeping silent in the church and I Tim. 2:9-5 where Paul instructs Timothy to teach this structure to a church in chaos. By addressing God’s original intent in creation order
Is my heart overly concerned with the restrictions rather than the privileges? Can I be contented with the things fitting for sound doctrine, such as being temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance? Do I “encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored?” (Titus 2:1-7) As we learn to do this
Have we considered what is precious to God in our role of being a woman of faith? Do I seek from His word rather than this ‘present age’ what He really values? I know one thing, He highly values the “hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.” (I Peter 3:1-6) Personally, I talk too much. It’s better to be content and not dispute His dealings with me.