Good Evening! Today I am presenting the first of a 5 part series on “Women and Careers”.
Women and Careers Part 1 of 5 By Courtney L.
Thursday will be ways to biblically make money from home, and glorifying God through family businesses.We will go from there.
I am going to start out by showing what the Biblical Proverbs 31 lady does:
“Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
I am not going to say having a “career” is wrong. I believe first, that a woman’s place is in her home. If you are a young woman, you are under your father’s roof. If you are married, you are under your husband’s roof. It is the duty of the men to provide for the women.
Please read Genesis 2:15,
“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
(Ideally, the entire family would be working together in a God-honoring family business as well.)
Women are created to be helpmeets and managers of their homes.
“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
“Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
(This verse, by the way, is one of the many reasons women shouldn’t be in political positions)
I have presented a little information for you to think over until the next part, and then we will dive more into the positions of men and women….