This note is a continuation of Unequally Yoked 4 (UY 4)and is best understood in that context; it and this note will stand alone, but if you are a woman who wants to save her marriage and continue in the will of Yehovah, please read the whole of this series from Unequally Yoked 1 – Marriage Strife.
I left off last time saying as long as the woman of worth is laying down her life to follow her man by promoting his dreams, his desires and his goals (whether he is a father, uncle, cousin, brother, husband, even master or son, in some cases) then the sin she commits is on that man (אנשׁ, eesh). Yehovah judges His men, not their women, according to His statutes, judgments, and ordinances. If a man will repent, leave the kingdom of his birth and become obedient to only Him, his sins will be washed as white as snow.
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow [He did not say “plead for the widower.”]. “Come now, and let us reason together,” says Yehovah, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. (Isa 1:16-19)
“Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father [not the mother] as well as the soul of the son [not the daughter] is Mine; the soul who sins shall die. But if a man [אנשׁ, eesh] is just and does what is lawful and right; … if he has walked in My statutes and kept My judgments faithfully, he is just; he shall surely live!” says my Master, Yehovah. (Eze 18:4-5, 9)
Only the man who has left the kingdom of His birth, has a relationship with Yehovah and can enter into His temple and presence; but the man who still serves his pharaoh, king, president, governor is not allowed in the temple and has no relationship with Yehovah.
It is the man (אנשׁ, eesh) who is judged by Yehovah according to his deeds and the fruit of his doings.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, Yehovah, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man [אנשׁ, eesh] according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. (Jer 17:9-10)
You show loving-kindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their sons after them – the Great, the Mighty, whose name is Yehovah of hosts. You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for your eyes are open to all the ways of adam’s sons [man’s sons – the seed carriers], to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings. (Jer 32:18-19)
The name of the man [האישׁ, haeesh] was Nabal, and the name of his woman, Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance; but the man [האישׁ, haeesh] was harsh and evil in his doings. He was of the house of Caleb. (1Sa 25:3)
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear the Elohim [the lawmaker and judge] and keep His commandments, for this is the man’s [האדם, the adam‘s] all. For the Elohim will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. (Ecc 12:13-14)
In Yehovah’s perfect system, He is the Elohim [lawmaker and judge] who rules the man; and the man is the elohim who rules “the bone of his bone,” his woman.
So let’s incorporate some of these ideas into the topic this series is about, a woman of worth who is “married” [mastered – ba’-al(ed)] by a man who has no interest in serving The Elohim, Yehovah.
If a woman’s master is telling her to do something which is against Yehovah’s instructions, then the sin is on her master. If he requests a BLT; she should ask, “On wheat or white?” If he says he wants to go out for dinner on Friday night; she should say, “What would you like me to wear?” She does what her master requires of her and in that process learns to become a woman of worth; just like Abigail did. It may be that in time, especially as the coming last days approach and the light of righteousness begins to shine brightly in this very dark world, that her man (just like Nabal) will be destroyed and she will be set free to attach herself to a righteous man. But what righteous man would even want a woman who has not learned to lay down her life in service to her man? Now is the time to learn to become a woman of worth under adverse conditions. This is why I tell women. “NEVER LEAVE YOUR MAN!”
A woman who is willing to lay down her life in service to her man will create a harmony in that relationship that few will ever experience. That is why Proverbs says,
Who can find a woman of worth? For her value is far above rubies. The heart of her husband [her ba’-al, her master] safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. (Pro 31:10-12)
A woman with this kind of spirit is a living example to her man on how he is to lay down his life in service to Yehovah.
In “His Desire Is On Me – UY 6“ I will discuss some practical examples of how a woman can lay down her life in service to her man. One of those areas is the sexual relationship which many woman use to get their way; to this I say, “Shame on them!” They might as well set a match to that relationship.
Before next-time, please take a moment to read “Song Of The songs – My Beloved Is Mine?”