Called to be keepers of the home
My dear friends, the Lord has called us to a sacred task, that of being keepers of the home. There is no greater task that a woman can pursue. We are living in a time that homemakers are looked down upon. Feminism has taught us that a woman’s only freedom is found in pursuing a career and not in caring for her home, cooking and cleaning for her husband, and loving and nurturing her children.
A woman is taught that her worth is wrapped up in working for an employer, striving day in and day out for a man–as long as it isn’t her husband–just to bring in a paycheck. She is taught that she is valued only by that which can be measured by awards and money.
This is the legacy of feminism.
Our daughters are frequently asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Rarely is it assumed that she might want to be a wife, mother, and homemaker. “Why would you limit yourself?” girls are often asked. “Do you want to be a business woman? A lawyer or doctor? A scientist?” Almost anything except a wife and mother.
Many people, even other women, look down on homemakers. Women at home get made fun of, belittled, and scoffed at. Even few churches encourage women to be at home wives and mothers. But being a homemaker is what God has called us to. It is our sacred calling. But most of us have forgotten this, haven’t we?
We tend to think that anyone can do the jobs that a homemaker does but is it really true? Fast food can be bought, public schools can indoctrinate our children, little ones can be dropped off at daycare, and a maid can clean our homes but none of this fulfills our sacred calling.
“One expression in Titus 2 deserves special notice. It is the word homemakers. The Greek word is oikourgous, which literally means “workers at home.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” and ergon means “work, employment.” It suggests that a married woman’s first duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job, and her true career.”
Woman, you are needed in the home. Our husbands need our love and support and our little ones need Mama at home with them. The loving work of our hands means more than money could ever buy.
Sisters, it’s impossible to bring glory to God by denying that calling to which He has given to us. We cannot bring glory to God by seeking worldly success. God designed women to be a helpmeet and raise a family for His glory. We will never find true fulfillment elsewhere.
I’ve known of husbands who forced their wives out of the home. Mamas who wanted to be home were made to get a job so they could “help” their husbands. And men who wanted their wives home were told that they were oppressing their wives by not wanting them to work.
The feminist’s lie that a woman’s work in the home was not important and that we’re oppressed by submitting to a husband rather than a boss has taken hold even in many of our churches. We must fight against this. We must proclaim the truth that God meant what He said in Titus 2. We must correct those who have believed the lie and repent if we have believed it ourselves.
In Titus 2: 3-5, God has laid out our sacred calling. Sisters, let’s embrace the beauty of God’s perfect plan. May Christian women across the land once again embrace and teach the truth of the the glories of marriage, family, and being keepers of the home.
Soli Deo Gloria!