"Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
'Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.' "
I promised in my last post a blog about the Woman's Wellness Day and pictures of the event and I will give those to you at the end of this post, but I wanted to talk about something dear to my heart. Is that okay with you?
It is about the agenda of the Women's Right movement right now. It saddens my heart. The anger and hatred towards men and also women who do not support the ideas of this said women's movement is disheartening. I read up on the principals and goals of the women's right movement before writing this post so that I wasn't just speaking a bias opinion about my beliefs without understanding their beliefs. But in say that, I am speaking my heart so it is biased to what I believe that woman were created to do and be a part of. I am only addressing one part of it as well. I know there is a long list of things that they are looking for, but this is my women's movement.
In the pages of the Bible, there is a chapter in Proverbs that really speaks of the heart and identity of women. Let us read below and see what it has to say, Proverbs 31:10-31:
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 night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
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 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
From reading this, you can see that a woman was not meant to sit at home with idle hands and get less out of life than a man. She was loved and honoured for her vigour and her hard work in her community and in her family. She was blessed among woman and her work was highly praised. I get that in today's society that women do not get paid the same wage as men in many jobs and I think that should reconsider. But hear my heart, I believe that woman were created not to overrule men and prove their worth in this hard world, I myself am a career oriented woman in many ways in what I am pursuing right now. But I believe in a partnership in life with men and women alike, with race and ethics alike. Men are also objectified and harassed in the workplaces and at home. Let this not be about human rights, but let this women's movement be about it being okay for women to be women, who they were called to be and honoured for it. Let men rise up and honour the women in their life and show their sons what it is to respect women. Let daughters be respected by their fathers and in turn expect that from other men in their lives. And let women honour and respect men for all that they do as well.
Thank you for reading all the way to the end. I am not here to cause a war or debate, I just want to tell you where my heart is at during this time. I want respect, not disrespect for both men and women.
Here is a sneak peak of the Women's Wellness Day! I will be posting again soon about spring and all its glory as I have been on a few adventures and love this time of the year!
Have a great finish to your weekend and a great new week ahead!
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