Tuesday, August 13, 2019

If Everyone Jumped, Would You?


Today, a quote shared, which has some important truths from God's Word:

If everyone jumped, would you?

Growing up, I would see other kids doing stuff I wanted to do. I'm a follower to the core! But my dad would always ask one thing: if everyone jumped off a cliff, would you?

The way women are today makes me ask myself the same thing. Most everyone I know says it's biblical for a woman to work outside the home. And they will stomp you down verbally if you say anything different! But, if everyone jumped, would you? In the Bible, I see time and again where it states, quite blatantly, I might add, that women are to be keepers at home. For example, Titus 2:5, keepers at home, lest the Word of God be blasphemed. 1 Timothy 5, young widows are to marry, bear children, guide the house. Nowhere do I see that women are to hold office in any capacity outside the home. This includes Proverbs 31, where she planted a garden and sold the extras at market. I also see in Proverbs 7:11 where the strange woman is loud and stubborn and her feet abide not in her house. I have no desire to be that strange woman, nor a woman who blasphemes the Word of God, do you?



What about birth control? Christians will be the first to tell you that you are being irresponsible if you do not space your children out to their own wacked out idea of correctly. But I do not see this in the Bible. If everyone jumped, would you? Almost everyone, in the church and out, uses some form of birth control or another. But I see in Psalm 127 that children are arrows, and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. I see in Psalm 139 that children are fearfully and wonderfully made before He formed them in the womb! I see in 1 Corinthians where the wisdom of man is as foolishness to God, and the foolishness of God is wiser than man. I see where the Bible says be fruitful and multiply. No where do I see where He has taken that back. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Most people I meet, in church and out, send their children to the public schools. Some will even say you are failing your children by homeschooling, for how will they learn to socialize and stand in line and be out in the 'real world'? I do not see this mindset in the Bible. I see in Deuteronomy 6 where we are to teach our children the Bible from sun up to sun down, sitting to eat, and rising to play. We are to teach them all day long. I see where it says in Psalm 1 to not keep company with blasphemers and mockers. The schools are full of them. We are to keep them with us where we can properly teach and protect them. Why would we send them to Rome as lights and expect them to actually remain lights? If everyone jumped, would you?

The world is lukewarm. God has called us to be either hot or cold, for, according to Revelations 3:16, He will spew thee out of His mouth. Where do you fall?

~Mrs. B. Mosser


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4 comments:

Unknown said...

Beautiful and true. I am convicted. I was a stay at home wife and mom. I homeschooled one of our daughters. After twenty-five years at home I find myself working full-time for fear of becoming homeless. My husband has been a faithful provider. At the same time his constant complaint about not wanting to work produced in me fear. I started to work part time while homeschooling our youngest so that my husband would not feel overburdened. He got injured on the job after 34 years of working at the same company, and had to retire. I started to work fulltime and he is now working part time. I confess that even as his helpmate I don't want to be in this unbiblical way of living. He can work fulltime if he chose to in a different position and yet he does not because he doesn't feel he is skilled. Between his pension and partime work we can just make our bills. We don't own a home but rent a tiny place in California which is very expensive. The money I make is going towards saving in hopes of paying for a small place of our own but California is impossible to buy a home. My husband will not move out of California because he wants to be close to his mother. Our daughters are 25 and 20 and are independent but because of how my husband and I failed to follow through according to God's Word our daughters may not find that being homemakers are a glorious blessing. I know the Lord is not through with us blessed be His holy name. Thank you for being faithful to our God and encouraging us to come back home. Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and true. I am convicted. I was a stay at home wife and mom. I homeschooled one of our daughters. After twenty-five years at home I find myself working full-time for fear of becoming homeless. My husband has been a faithful provider. At the same time his constant complaint about not wanting to work produced in me fear. I started to work part time while homeschooling our youngest so that my husband would not feel overburdened. He got injured on the job after 34 years of working at the same company, and had to retire. I started to work fulltime and he is now working part time. I confess that even as his helpmate I don't want to be in this unbiblical way of living. He can work fulltime if he chose to in a different position and yet he does not because he doesn't feel he is skilled. Between his pension and partime work we can just make our bills. We don't own a home but rent a tiny place in California which is very expensive. The money I make is going towards saving in hopes of paying for a small place of our own but California is impossible to buy a home. My husband will not move out of California because he wants to be close to his mother. Our daughters are 25 and 20 and are independent but because of how my husband and I failed to follow through according to God's Word our daughters may not find that being homemakers are a glorious blessing. I know the Lord is not through with us blessed be His holy name. Thank you for being faithful to our God and encouraging us to come back home. Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this article so much. I was raised in a Christian home, but sadly not until I was older did I really read and understand the scriptures on these subjects. I’m the only daughter who is a stay at home mom and homeschooled my children. I finally felt brave enough to say what I believe the Bible says about women, mothers, and children and the roles they have in an actual Biblical home and I was scolded and called too legalistic and my mother and sister actually prayed over me to “help” me see my sin. It hurt a lot, but I’ve realized I can’t have real relationships with them and it makes me sad. Anyways, I’m glad that there are others who are committed to obeying Gods word and not cherry picking it to suit them.

Mrs. Cohagen said...

What a beautifully written post! It is SO well executed. I am grateful for the truth you so eloquently write. A source of Biblical wisdom that is rare and precious, and sharper than a two-edged sword. Thank you for this, sweet soul, you have encouraged me greatly. May the Lord bless you!