By David J. Stewart
"And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her." -Ecclesiastes 7:26 (king Solomon)
Where are the godly women? Just as in Solomon's time, godly women have always been scarce. American society is infested today with rebellious women―feminists, abortionists, hussies, and whores. As much as these women would like to blame their husbands, fathers, or men in general for their wickedness, they have no one to blame but themselves. Romans 14:12 plainly states that we will all give account as individuals to God one day.
Feminism is the rot of society today, a Trojan Horse evil called rebellion, bringing with it the woeful sins of fornication, abortion, immodest dress, prostitution, adultery, witchcraft, and divorce. Feminism is rebellion. 1st Samuel 15:23 states: "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry..." Should it be surprising that many feminists are Wiccan witches? Should it be surprising that in a feminist society like the United States that Harry Potter, a wizard, would be so revered and honored? Woe unto America.
Perhaps you are wondering when I am going to begin speaking about being a Godly woman... I am! No woman can be what God wants her to be until she surrenders her will to God's Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit. No feminist can be right with God. Catherine Booth, wife of Salvation Army founder William Booth, was a rebellious, shameful, avowed feminist who hen-pecked her husband. Let this be your example ladies of what NOT to do! Shame on Mrs. Booth! Should it be surprising that Catherine Booth didn't see any harm in yoking together with Annie Besant, a member of the Satan worshipping Theosophical Society? Do you see what happens ladies when you get the first button wrong? If you get the first button wrong, then all the others buttons on the shirt will be wrong too. The heart of the matter in being a Godly women, or man, is OBEDIENCE to authority. A man is to obey God, and a wife is to obey her husband.
1st Peter 3:6, "Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord [master]: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement." I don't think I've ever heard a sermon which uses this Scripture. Sara obeyed Abraham, but the fact that she called him "lord" reveals a devout loyalty and respect for authority. This notion is virtually unheard of nowadays, even in Christian homes. Every Christian wife should look to her husband as representing God in the home, and every husband should act accordingly. God will hold both husbands and wives accountable for their obedience or disobedience to the Word of God concerning their roles in the marriage and home.
To be a godly woman, a wife MUST have a submissive spirit towards her own husband, and obey him. No feminist is a godly woman, for the Word of God is diametrically opposed to feminism. Feminism is the main cause of divorce! Many articles concerning being a godly woman speak of prayer, Bible study, and going to church (and these are all important); but none as important as OBEDIENCE to authority, and a husband is to rule over his wife (Genesis 3:16). I know some women who go to church, quote the Bible, and go through the motions of prayer; but they are feminist homewreckers who see nothing wrong with divorce. They are TURNED ASIDE AFTER SATAN (1st Timothy 5:14,15).
To be a godly woman, you must be a LADY. This means modest dress (1st Timothy 2:9) and a meek and quiet spirit are required...
"Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord..." -1st Peter 3:1-6
There is NO secret to being a godly woman. The Word of God gives plain instructions to women today. The problem is that Christian women today are living in a heathen feminist society, from which it is virtually impossible not be demonically influenced to some degree. Remember ladies that God called rebellion "witchcraft" in 1st Samuel 15:23. Feminism was never about women's rights in the first place, it is about rebellion against masculine authority in society, church, and the home; authority which was ordained by God (Ephesians 5:23; 1st Timothy 2:12).
Godly, or Godless?
Notice in 1st Peter 3:5 above that holy women of old "trusted in God." A feminist doesn't trust God, for if she did she would obey the Bible by submitting to the masculine authority in her life. Most professed "Christian" women want to be considered a "godly woman," so they think, until it requires them to dress modestly, keep their mouth shut in public, and unquestioningly obey their husband. It all boils down to submission to authority. Being a godly woman is more than following a check list of DOs and DON'Ts, but that's a good start; it is a state of soul, in which a woman realizes that her attitude towards her husband's authority is a direct reflection of her attitude towards God. For a woman to file for divorce is to spit in God's face, making a declaration of independence from her husband's authority, and thus disobeying God. Jesus stated that the ONLY cause for divorce is the hardness of one's heart (Matthew 19:8).
Where are the godly women today? Where are the wives who guide the home, and are not a reproach to their husband? "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones" (Proverb 12:4). Which are you: virtuous, or rottenness to your husband's bones (i.e., his health)? Do you grieve your husband and give him ulcers? ... or does he praise you for your consistency in cleaning the house and caring for the children? Sadly, some women don't care, and her children suffer, and her husband is always angry at her because of her laziness. Shame on the wife who sits home, while her husband goes to work every day, and he comes home to a dirty and smelly house. Shame on the wife who denies her husband his marital needs. Shame on the wife who causes her husband to grieve and fuss over trifle matters, because she refuses to fulfill her duties as a responsible wife and mother. She is irresponsible, and will give account to God for exasperating the situation, and placing undue burdens upon her husband's shoulder. Even worse, many women maliciously blame their husbands. A wife has no right to blame her husband for her own lack of discipline, character, wifeliness, and motherliness.
The key word is DESIRE. Any woman can be a godly woman if she so chooses. But there is a cost to serving God--THE WORLD! A wife who obeys her husband WILL be rejected, scorned, laughed at, and ridiculed by other godless heathen women who have no regard for God nor man. It is a lonely road nowadays for a wife to STAND BY HER MAN. When Tammy Wynette sang that song, all the hordes of Hell came after her, i.e., the feminists. It is sad that Tammy Wynette played down the song, denying any intent to suggest that a wife obey her husband. Tragically, Miss Wynette went through multiple divorces herself, and surely didn't live up to her song. Nevertheless, the song still stands as sang, and is a good message to wives today... Stand By Your Man ladies! Just hanging in there is 90% of being a godly wife.
Ye Must Be Born Again!