Woman in church (Marry women)
Proverbs 31 lift up our spirits and make us want to be just as the virtuous woman. We are so exited, and then, we expect even better things from our Lord Jesus and his wonderful plan of salvation.
But then, we find 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:9-12. We can’t talk in the church, not even ask. We can’t teach. We need to dress in certain way were certain things are prohibited.
We get all depressed and think, may the old testament work better for women? Should we rather go back to the law, become Jews and refuse to accept the grace? But hey, one moment! Paul is citing the law. “34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.”
Why women should continue under the law while men enjoy the freedom of the grace?
Our Lord Jesus came to preach a spiritual kingdom where even slaves are made free. Where to serve God is not longer a burden but a joy and a choice.
Man can follow what God put on their hearts, but women should follow the law and men rules? If God calls, should we say: No Lord, I should allow my husband to go instead of me, because Paul said that the law said so.
I remember these two women in church saying between themselves that they do not believe a woman should be a pastor. Well, if God did not call you. You should not be a pastor, but do not take least all those women who carry the burden by the grace of God and have to fight the opposition, everyday.
My first pastor was a woman. She handle a large congregation. That was my first evangelical church, and I am still a believer. And I know many other people who were also blessed through her ministry.
The scripture says in Deuteronomy 25:4 “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.”
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
— She is a leader —
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
— She is a decision maker —
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
— She brings honor to her husband —
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
— She is not only allowed to speak, but her intelligence is
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
— She is hard-worker and determined —
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
— Everyone in the family loves her and appreciates her —
1 Corinthians 14:34-35
34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
1 Timothy 2:9-12
9I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.