Godly Women and Mothers
Mark 14: 3-10. It's just a day before the end of Christ in his earthly ministry. On this night before that long last supper/betrayal night, one of the most touching scenes from the ministry of Christ occurs.
A love filled woman, driven by gratitude, smashes a jar containing her life savings and lavishes it upon Jesus. What a moment to see ... Haven't you wished you might have been there to see, hear, smell and feel such love? And haven't we all wished we could have done the same? We love Jesus so ... And to lavish with selfless abandon a priceless treasure would be our desire. Its mine and I'm sure it is yours today. The song writer has captured this moment in these words:
Such love constrains me to answer his call follow his leading and give him my all...
The good news is that we can offer a similar gift to the Lord Jesus Christ today. In fact Peter tells us that God is face to face now with us and is waiting for it.
Now turn with me to 1 Peter 3:4. What is the context of this gift we can freely give to God? It's in the context of our study of the biblical family.
Peter, nearing the end of his ministry writes for God this inspired snapshot of what a gorgeous woman in God's sight looks like. It's a timeless, never out of style, supra-cultural absolute. This is what a woman of god has always looked like. But watch out it is very different from the woman of today, the woman of vogue, cosmopolitan, Victorian and so on. It cuts against the grain of culture and society. Well, what does God say a woman of godly virtue is to be? He gives a four part look:
- V. 1-2 in her actions she lines up with god's plan for the church and the home. Thus, she is submissive.
- V. 3 in her adornment she looks like a woman in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, thus she is modest.
- V.4 in her attitude she longs to offer God what he is looking for. Thus, she is gentle and quiet.
- V.5-6 in her attention she is focused on the home. Thus, she is feminine.
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