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Is this portion of scripture (Titus 2:3-5), just a nice idea? Or is it vastly, immeasurably, important in God's eyes? Did God put the woman's role in His holy Word for us to take it or leave it as we see fit? Does the woman's role change with the times, or with the economy, or is it set in place by a God of order and more wisdom than we have? See Genesis 3:16-19. Can a man take on the woman's role to bear children and nurse them? Then why put the role of providing on a woman's shoulder's? (1 Timothy 5:8)
Can a wife be subject to her husband, when she is placed under the demands of an employer? Can a mother be available for her children, if she must leave them for an outside job?
The Bird Cage
It really is so sad, that the dollar is so important that we feel we must put it above our families and their well being. It is so sad, that mothers are made to think they are not contributing unless they get paid for their work.
Where have the good men gone, that will work by the sweat of their brow so their families have bread, the happy husbands who feel blessed to have a wife at home taking care of things so they can be better providers? Barring unforseen circumstances, (such as death or disability which renders him unable to do any sort of work), a man should provide for his family. This is God's way! And God's way is always best.
"What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and work flow.”
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