We did it again. A well known phrase is that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. So not only have we done it again, but we have done it over and over again.
The model given to us by scripture has a hierarchy of order. God is at the top followed by man and then women. God is the protection of men and women are under the coverature of man. That order has never changed. If you believe that we have not outgrown our need for God’s protection then understand that scripture teaches that women are still made as a help meet to men, to be by man’s side, to be under man’s coverature.
1 Samuel 8:4-5 “Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah; and they said to him, Behold, you are old, and your sons don’t walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
If you realize the similarity then we did it again in 1776 when some men got together and created a nation that did not have God as its head. If there is any question about whether this nation was formed as a Christian nation then the Treaty of Tripoli of 1797 should remove all question. Article 11 of the treaty plainly states that “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” The treaty was in fact a violation of God’s Law in that it made an alliance with believers of Islam. Regardless of the intent of those who approved of the constitution, it was written in a way as to allow the free practice of almost anything that calls itself a religion.
So we did it again. “Yahweh said to Samuel, Listen to the voice of the people in all that they tell you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.” 1 Samuel 8:7
In 1920 the nation was convinced to grant women the right to vote. Now the right to vote is not necessarily a problem, but it was just a step in the direction for those who wanted to change God’s order. In Christ, Christians are equal with one another, but man usually never knows when to quit. Laws have been passed to give preferences to not only women, but to minorities and now followers of Islam; a “religious” group who are just starting to push for their own preferences. Liberal courts have been ruling in their favor or ignoring their activity.
One of the complaints commonly heard is that men are not behaving as men and so women are having to take up the job. I just heard that again on the radio. It is time to consider that women have had their share in the problem. Women have been wanting men to behave more like women for a long time. The truth includes the idea that women have not been behaving like women for a long time as well.
The radio program then went on to blame men and pornography. Has anyone considered why men might use pornography? A woman on a pedestal may not behave like a help meet. A woman on a pedestal is likely not going to look favorably on “her” man paying any attention to other women, regardless whether the women are real or in pictures. Perhaps a woman on a pedestal is not fulfilling her God appointed role?
Let me suggest that it is not only time for men to behave as Godly men, as required by scripture, but for women to step off the pedestal and begin to behave as Godly women, as also required by scripture. Humility is an important aspect to receive God’s blessing and protection.
The point is that if we want God’s protection and blessings then we must put and keep ourselves under his coverature. Women are to be properly under the protection and coverature of men. Those who do not may do as they wish, but should not complain when things do not go well for them.