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Men and Women working roles

Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality' started by Fragrant Grace, May 3, 2016.

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  1. We must do what we must do, which should always be what God would like us to do. There are always situations and circumstances that may change the details, but God is better aware of all those details than we are. If we are listening close to God and trusting Him and obeying Him, we will not go wrong... without regard to natural gender.
     
  2. A little more about God being our source....
    “If you listen closely to what Adonai your God says, observing and obeying all his mitzvot which I am giving you today, Adonai your God will raise you high above all the nations on earth; 2 and all the following blessings will be yours in abundance — if you will do what Adonai your God says:

    3 “A blessing on you in the city, and a blessing on you in the countryside.

    4 “A blessing on the fruit of your body, the fruit of your land and the fruit of your livestock — the young of your cattle and flocks.

    5 “A blessing on your grain-basket and kneading-bowl.

    6 “A blessing on you when you go out, and a blessing on you when you come in.

    (vi) 7 “Adonai will cause your enemies attacking you to be defeated before you; they will advance on you one way and flee before you seven ways.

    8 “Adonai will order a blessing to be with you in your barns and in everything you undertake; he will bless you in the land Adonai your God is giving you.

    9 “Adonai will establish you as a people separated out for himself, as he has sworn to you — if you will observe the mitzvot of Adonai your God and follow his ways. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that Adonai’s name, his presence, is with you; so that they will be afraid of you.

    11 “Adonai will give you great abundance of good things — of the fruit of your body, the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your land in the land Adonai swore to your ancestors to give you. 12 Adonai will open for you his good treasure, the sky, to give your land its rain at the right seasons and to bless everything you undertake. You will lend to many nations and not borrow; 13 Adonai will make you the head and not the tail; and you will be only above, never below — if you will listen to, observe and obey the mitzvot of Adonai your God 14 and not turn away from any of the words I am ordering you today, neither to the right nor to the left, to follow after other gods and serve them.

    Do you know where that's from? OK Deuteromony 28 The blessings on those that seek Him
     
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  3. After the cross, the Christian church grew, but with that growth was great persecution from the "jews", and those that accepted the faith were shunned, no work, no trading, no selling, in the hopes they would give up the faith or leave. The people who had money or property would often sell it and use that to buy food to live on. It was not like that everywhere, just where the jews lived and had influence on the culture. Or in the places where many grew rich on selling false gods of wood or worked metal. They didn't live the communal life because it was the preferred way of living, otherwise that requirement would have been in the commandments that Moses brought down from the mountain. As to women working, women have always worked, but the roles that were considered accepted for men and women changed from culture to culture and with time as well. Women do tend to be more nurturing and usually better at raising kids, but not always. Men are typically stronger, better able to do jobs that require more strength, and again, but not always. You can still be godly and serve God either way, but if a women marries a man, and is a believer, she needs to honor her husband and serve him as best she can, but not if serving him interferes with doing God's will. If you have the Holy Spirit within you and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, you will "KNOW" when such occurrence's come about.
     
  4. mate, stay away from any man you don't trust with your girl
     
  5. Fragrant grace did you resolve your dilemma. Is your husband providing for you and your children, I really hope so cos its exhausting to have to juggle an outside job and keep an eye on five children all at once. Or you have help i.e grandparents and aunties and uncles.

    I do know of couples where the wife works full time yet husband stays at home but I have some reservations about that. But then I also know of couples, that the dad is a workaholic so maybe he breadwins but spends so much time breadwinning that he neglects his own family while the wife is tearing her hair out stuck at home with only babies for company who she cant have a normal conversation with.

    In any case we arent to worry about what to eat or wear if we rely on God to provide...not just the basic daily bread i.e His word but our livliehoods and what He has called us to do. If he wants us to stay home and minister and train our children then do it. If he wants us to nurse others then do it. Ask Him about what your priorities should be.

    Basically you are not really thinking of God in this situation because the Lords prayer is that He gives us our daily bread. Remember how the Israelites were given manna from Heaven when they came out of Egypt. God had just rescued them out of slavery to the egyptians. I do think its quite funny that when people are in a hurry to be married and raise a family they just feel compelled to go back to slavery, and worry and fear instead of simply trusting God to provide and be the breadwinner.

    Jesus saw 5000 people who were hungry and he didnt have any bread himself to give them..he wasnt a baker, he didnt have any money and even his disciples didnt have enough money to buy lunch. But one boy had 5 loaves and two fishes. So anyway you must remember the miracle Jesus did. And gender never came into it.
     
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