Sisters your highest calling as a woman is not to be a faux man. It isn’t to serve the Lord in the same ways that God calls men to serve Him. Women aren’t created to fulfill the duties of a man. Your God-given purpose is to be your husband’s helper (Genesis 2: 18) and your children’s mother (Genesis 1: 28). This is the fulfillment of God’s direction to you.
Your marriage mirrors Christ’s love for the church and the church’s loving response and obedience to Him. Your highest calling is to prepare to be a Christ-honoring wife and mother who serves her husband and children well. This is true even if you should never marry or be blessed with children. The desire to honor God by preparing to be such is pleasing to Him. Your knowledge as such a woman, your compassion and gentleness, can be used for the glory of God and the blessing of your sisters even if you should never marry.
“In the traditional family, the man is the head of the home and the one responsible for providing those things necessary for the sustenance of life. The woman is a “keeper at home,” and the one primarily responsible for the care of the children. The traditional family thus defined is in line with the biblical plan for the home. Feminists hate the family that is patterned after the Word of God because it is contrary to all that they accept as true. Thus, their goal is the total destruction of the traditional family.” ~William Einwechter
Your highest calling will never be fulfilled in the boardroom, as a member of the military, or even as a self-focused single woman. God calls you to none of these. These desires are born out of the lies of feminism.
Our highest calling from God is to honor and obey our husband, love our children, and to be a homemaker for our family. As a younger unmarried woman, you have an obligation to learn such; as an older woman, your calling is to teach such, both by example and words.
John MacArthur: Older women should teach younger women the skills and disciplines needed to have a successful home and marriage. Experienced wives and mothers will find their greatest avenue of ministry in teaching younger wives what they need to know to be effective wives, mothers, and homemakers.
As a woman of any age, your highest calling revolves around home and family. This is how women are called to serve the Lord and the Body of Christ. Our purpose is never to lead men, take their place in society or politics, or even to vote. Sound harsh? If you understand the original purpose of feminism and women’s suffrage, it wouldn’t.
James 3: 11, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”
There are Christians who will tell you that a woman’s place is in the home; this is her highest calling. I am one who believes this. Why? Is it to cause her harm, to stifle her, or to keep her from opportunities? No, in no way. In fact, it is to protect her from harm and to give her the glorious opportunities once known to the sisters who went before her. Until modern times, and the influence of feminism, this was simply understood.
What about Christians who would tell us that a woman should not vote? That, in fact, women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment were not only major mistakes but also originated in sin? Again, I am one. Why? Quite simply, feminism and women’s suffrage, inseparable from one another were birthed out of a system whose foundation was hatred of God and His Word. Anything, including women voting, that comes from such a system, is a fruit from a bad tree; such fruit is always rotten.
Matthew 12:33, “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.”
So why, in an article concern the highest calling of Christian women, am I even bringing up feminism and women’s suffrage? Because our understanding of the home, women’s purpose, and even patriarchy have long been watered down, yea even poisoned, by feministic lies. Feminism is the world view of many women and men and has even affected the views of modern Christians. We must understand what we’re up against in order to regain an understanding of patriarchy and the biblical purpose of women being centered around the home.
Biblical patriarchy embraces the biblical truth of a woman’s highest calling being that of a wife and mother serving her family and her church and neighbors in and from her home. Biblical patriarchy protects women and children from evil men’s cruelty.
Patriarchal men love and protect women and children. Patriarchal husbands and fathers provide and lead their families as God has commanded. This offers the protection that our foresisters once had that is nearly unknown in the Western world today. Without patriarchy, or with a corrupted, watered down version of it, women and children suffer.
Soli Deo Gloria!