There’s a lot of talk about women empowerment these days. One called out assembly had a sermon titled “Empowering Women” and the sermon was on 1 Corinthians 14 about women being silent in the called out assemblies, it being a shame for them to speak in the assemblies, and if they have a question, they are to ask their husbands at home. Somehow, the sermon turned into empowering women so that they can even preach in the called out assemblies.
It seems that most women who preach/teach about women empowerment really mean for women to be empowered to do what men do: preach, climb the career ladder, make money, go into politics, be movers and shakers, etc. It doesn’t have anything to do with obeying Alahiym and His will. YAHUAH’s will for women is to have meek and quiet spirits. It’s the complete opposite of what women are being taught these days. Instead of being taught to be empowered, they need to be taught who they are in MASHIACH and His beautiful will for them.
A woman with a meek and quiet spirit trusts the Almighty. She loves what YAHUAH has called her to do. She has no desire to rule or be a man. She wants to live in holy submission to her husband and seek his best. She doesn’t get rattled easily because she rests in Him and His plan for her life. She doesn’t worry about the “what ifs” because she knows the “what ifs” steal her joy. Those questions take YAHUAH out of the equation. She is thankful that YAHUAH made her a woman and is content with the life that He has given to her. The only way she wants to be empowered is by doing what He has asked her to do with His Ruach working mightily within her.
Let’s teach women to be “empowered” with holiness, not with worldliness. YAHUAH commands older women to teach younger women Scriptural womanhood and how to be the woman that YAHUAH has called them to be, not be empowered to do things that He has not called them to do. MASHIACH didn’t die to empower women so they could go their own way. No, He empowered them to be transformed into His likeness and filled with the fruits of the Ruach to do His will.
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet ruach, which is in the sight of Alahiym of great price. KEPHA RI'SHON (1 PETER) 3:4 את CEPHER