God's Real View of Women, Part 1

I’ve been watching videos on young women who transitioned and then realized the surgery did not cure the problem and did not make them into men.  One young woman said she saw how women were treated in society and wanted to be a man. 
Proverbs 31 says:
10Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
Words mean things but words change through the years, like the Flintstones opening song, “When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
A dabba-doo time
We'll have a gay old time”.
Today, the word “gay” is not the same as it was in 1960. The same with the word “Virtue” as translated in Proverbs 31. I found it interesting after stating that she was virtuous, it says, “so he (her husband) will have NO lack of gain.”
Hmmmm….. think about that!
According to Dr. Frank Seekins in his book Mighty Warrior, in Hebrew the word that was translated in English as virtuous has a much deeper meaning than we could possibly know. I looked up the Hebrew word “chayil” and confirmed Dr. Seekins explanation. It is translated “Virtue”, but it means “host, able, valiantly, goods, war-power, wealth, army, substance, valour, worthily, riches, power, strength, band of men/soldiers, company, forces, mighty”.
So this verse is ripe, so much more ripe than we realize! This verse is saying that a woman is powerful and mighty! The Hebrew versions call her a “Valiant Woman” or a “Worthy Woman”.
Why is this important? As Dr. Seekins says: “Men and women were created by God to be Allie’s. As a culture, we have lost the concept of powerful allies; the very thing that Proverbs 31 is telling men to value. I believe that one of our biggest problems is that men and women have undercut the power of their greatest ally - each other.”
“When a woman’s power is undercut, a situation is created where men and women become enemies. Instead of supporting each other, we battle and undermine God’s call to reflectJesus’ relationship with His bride, the church. The enemy of God does not need to attack us, because we do the job for him.”
“The very weapons and abilities that God gave us to conquer the battles of life, we have turned against ourselves. Our culture teaches men and women how to backstab the ones we are called to love.”
“The Biblical concept is clear - a woman of power is to be valued and supported. It is God’s call for women (and men) to become mighty and powerful. If we want this, we need strong Allie’s. Is it a surprise that we are losing the battles of life and relationships when we perceive our Allie’s as enemies, and spend precious energy trying to subjugate one another, rather than empower each other?”
More tomorrow!

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