Monday, January 10, 2011
Women and Wisdom
I read a post by Crysalis concerning whether or not Christian women should think and it got me to "thinking" about "thinking". Actually, it got me to thinking about a Christian woman's obligations and responsibilities concerning her knowledge of God and the Bible.
In my response to Chrysalis's post I told her that I thought of a person's knowledge on this subject as wisdom and quoted her the passage in Proverbs 31 about how the "virtuous woman" "openeth her mouth with wisdom" Proverbs 31:26. But a study of the word wisdom will lead one to find that wisdom is something that we are admonished to seek Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; & Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.. We are told in Job 28:18 that the price of wisdom is above rubies and Proverbs 8:11 says "For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.."
In Matthew 25:1-13, Christ himself teaches the importance of wisdom in women. The parable of the ten virgins teaches that women must be wise in order to be prepared for the things that are to come. If we, as Christian women, do not "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15, then we will not be ready to face the things that the world will throw at us on a daily basis, much less for the return of our Lord, when He returns to take us home.