Jer 9:23 Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
If we want to be proud of something, it should be that we know God.
Gen 1:1 God's spirit still hovers over His creation
God's creation of woman was not an accident. He had a purpose for creating her. And she has a purpose.
Gen 1:26-27 man means mankind here
Gen 2:18-20 God was letting Adam see there was no suitable helper for him.
Gen 3:12-14 Everyone was blaming each other
:15 enmity - means hatred
God spoke curse over devil because of his part in it
Most women wrestle with low self esteem
God put the enemy under our feet. Not him over us, but that is what he tries to make us believe.
We were made to walk upright not lowly.
3 Purposes we have as women:
1. Develop an intimate relationship with God.
We must spend time in His word and with Him daily to do this.
Not just do you believe in God, but have you received Him as Lord and Savior? Do you have a personal relationship with Him?
2. To be a helper to man
Man wasn't complete without woman. We weren't created to compete with men.
He created us to work alongside man but to serve a different purpose.
We have authority as women but it is a different authority then God gave to man.
He gave us influence. Our attitude if good, causes us to have a good influence on others. But if our attitude is bad, we will have a bad influence on others.
It isn't our decision whether or not to be an influencer. But we can choose whether to be a good or bad influence.
3. To be a crown to your husband.
Pr 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
crown: hebrew definition is to encircle against attack, to bring protection
Our husbands bear a weight every day that we will never understand. We weren't designed to bear that weight. We were designed to bear a different weight. But we shouldn't add to that weight they bear. We are to come alongside and help however we can.
God is the only one who can change someone else's heart. We only have the power to change our own.
Sometimes when we try to change our husband, we get in the way of the Holy Spirit. All we can do is pray and turn it over to God and get out of His way.
We each have a full time job watching the condition of our own heart.
If God were to look at our husband's crown would it be beautiful or rusty? We are responsible for the condition of his crown.
God won't hold you accountable for your husband's heart, but He will hold you accountable for your heart and for the crown you are to your husband.