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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The lie I believed for too long....

We have been brainwashed by the movie industry. We believe as women that we are to be pursued and wooed and romanced by our men. But is this Biblical? Did the men of the Bible do as the men in the movies? Nope, at least I cannot think of any. Women of the Bible were the ones who did the wooing - not the men. Look at Ruth and Boaz, his romance was to throw some extra food on the ground for her. But she went to him at night and stayed by his side the whole time. Look at Ester and the King. He was waiting for all these women to woe him and the one that did it the best would be his queen. He did no romancing. Movies and TV switch the rolls of women and men in more ways then one. We have believed the lie that our men are to swoop us off our feet. They are to come riding in on their white horses. Unfortunately, this just does not seem to be the way God made most men. We say in one voice - 'Be gentle and romance me'. And in another - 'Why don't you start acting like a man, be strong for crying out loud'. Our flesh struggles against our Spirit. The Spirit knows we are to have men of character and strength, but our flesh has believed a lie that they are supposed to be women in a man's body. Lets adjust our minds (transform them) to believe the things of God for our men. Then maybe we will let up a bit and they can be free to be the men they were created to be. Sorry if this sounds harsh. I wrote it one day while studying the Bible. I never meant for it to be posted, but thought, why not. Examples From the KJV: Rth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking. Rth 3:4 And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. Rth 3:5 And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do. Rth 3:6 And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her. Rth 3:7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. Rth 3:8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. Rth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. Rth 3:10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. Rth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. Rth 3:14 And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor. Rth 3:15 Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city. Est 2:12 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;) Est 2:13 Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house. Est 2:14 In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name. Est 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her. Est 2:16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. Est 2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

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