BIBLICAL ROLE OF WOMEN (HOME, CHURCH, SOCIETY)
PART 8: THE GODLY WOMAN WILL WORK WITH HER HANDS
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Peace and blessings to all of the Saints of God. We thank you Father for our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are neither afraid nor ashamed of the Gospel. The Word teaches that those that stand in righteousness will be the minority. The Word also reveals that those that Stand will not have many friends among the Brethren. The record also shows that those that are called to be Messengers will not have many friends among the Ministers.
We are thankful today for the blessings of God, our Savior Jesus Christ and for the Holy Spirit. Therefore we still have Faith and pray for patience as our kinsmen forsake us. Thus when they leave us we are not surprised at the abandonment of those we have only know for a short time. The road of the righteous is a lonely road if you seek consistent fellowship with someone in the
flesh. However the righteous are never alone and the best friend is Jesus. Hence we come Brethren not as a politician seeking votes and friendship. We come with messages of Truth for the righteous and the unrighteous. If we are loved along the way Praise God. However those that send messages of hate and are filled with wickedness we always pray for our enemies. We also would like all of humankind to see Peace and Paradise, friend or foe.
We will continue with the revelations concerning the Godly woman as noted in Proverbs 31.
Proverbs 31:19-20. "She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff."
31:20. "She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy."
In verse 19 spindle and distaff are parts of a spinning machine. This machine is used to make yarn from flax and wool to be woven into fabrics for clothing. In the next verse we see a Godly woman that extends mercy and service to those outside her household. For more clarity on the sentiments of these two verses we will note the following scriptures.
Deuteronomy 15:11. "For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." (Also see Matthew 26:11).
Job 31:16. "If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
Proverbs 22:9. "He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor." (Also see 11 Corinthians 9:6).
Romans 12:13. "Distributing to the necessity of the saints, given to hospitality."
We will now continue with our primary scripture taken from Proverbs 31.
Proverbs 31:22. "She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple."
In this passage tapestry is in reference to a covering for a bed. Silk refers to white linen. Purple is a world referring to the brilliant color of the fabric rather than to the material from which it is woven. The woman in this passage shows fine taste and her interest in trying to please the eye of her husband. As we note the Godly need for women to dress accordingly in the church we will
review several companion scriptures. Again we note there is Never a Casual Day of Dress with the Lord in the Lord's House.
Psalms 45: 13-14- & 13-17. “The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold."
45:17 "I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever."
In the division of Psalms we see a comparison or likeness between David's personal experiences and circumstances and those that will happen to Christ. Therefore a noted prophecy is made by David concerning Christ. The writer then in a highly figurative manner describes the honor and splendor that would be given to King Jesus.
In our final verse we see that the reign of Christ is clearly predicted. The phrase forever and ever has the same application as Daniel 2:44.
Concerning our primary verse Proverbs 31:22 also see Ezekiel 16:9-10 and 8-14.
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