How sad it is to live in a world where a woman who vows to love, honor, and obey her man is looked on by her peers with complete contempt. We live in a world that now calls “evil” what Yehovah says is “good.”
For as a young man marries [בעל, ba’al – master’s] a virgin, so shall Thy sons marry [בעל, ba’al – are mastered by] thee; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall Thy Elohim (lawmaker and judge) rejoice over thee. (Isa 62:5)
Who can find a woman of worth? For her value is far above rubies. The heart of her ba-al [בעל – 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. She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands. (Pro 31:10-12)
[Note: this “Unequally Yoked (UY)” series of writings begins with Unequally Yoked 1 – Marriage Strife]
As evidenced above and in the following links, man was created to serve only Yehovah and woman was created to serve her man. Everybody serves somebody; most serve the governments of this world, in which there are many elohim (lawmakers and judges). And in most of those kingdoms men and women are equal. There is so much that I write that folks, especially woman, do not understand; we have been raised in the world, learned its ways and regard those ways as “righteous” and “just.” I can think of nothing more grievous for a man or a woman than to live a lie in belief that it is true.
Seek Yehovah while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man [אישׁ, eesh] his thoughts. Let him return to Yehovah, and He will have mercy on him; and to our Elohim [THE lawmaker and judge], for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says Yehovah. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isa 55:6-9)
The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish. There is a way that seems right to a man [אישׁ, eesh], but its end is the way of death. (Pro 14:11-12)
I do not want to see any house be overthrown because we have learned the ways of the wicked; I want to see your family prosper! This “Unequally Yoked” series of articles is written for the woman, and especially those women whose man is not interested in learning and doing Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging ways. But sadly these articles, like so much of what I write, are not received well by the general population because they contradict what we have already “learned” and “accepted” as true. And that is the worst place to be in – believing a lie, and making it our truth.
The world tells women that their body is their own. But I am here to tell you that the servant’s body is subject to the master. My body, as Israel’s seed and a born in the land heir of the kingdom is subject only to my Master, my Elohim, Yehovah!
When the master commands, the ONLY response for the servant is obedience. Saying, “I’m tired,” “I don’t feel well” or “I have a headache” is not an option for the servant; only compliance is!
But the man of Elohim and the “woman of worth” always comply to their master’s request no matter what he asks for. The really great female servants are the ones that turn the hearts of their man, their master, back to Yehovah; those servants who do truly lay down their lives, their goals, their dreams and their desires in service to their master’s goals, dreams and desires. These faithful servants will anticipate the desire of their master and provide for him, even before he asks.
As a man, if you want to find grace in the sight of Yehovah, be like David who served Him with all his heart [לבב, la-vav’], with all his soul and with all his might. This characteristic is what Yehovah is looking for in His men. Love and obedience can not be separated.
For Yehovah does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yehovah looks at the heart [לבב, la-vav’].” (1Sa 16:6-7)
la-vav’: A masculine noun meaning heart, mind, inner person. The primary usage of this word describes the entire disposition of the inner person that God can discern. (WordStudy)
Yehovah will search the heart and test the mind of all men (eesh), and we will all receive back from Him according to our ways and the fruit of our doings. We were created to serve only Him.
“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 [אישׁ, eesh] according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. (Jer 17:9-10)
I hear women all the time say, “Why should I serve my husband”? and “He does not even love me!” Of course, those words are not coming from the heart of the servant whom I am talking about here.
My answer to these women is “What man does not love a servant who will anticipate and provide for his daily needs?” Do you want to find grace in your man’s heart? Then learn to become a “woman of worth” by serving your man with all that is in you.
Make no mistake, when you change your heart and begin to serve your man, HE WILL TEST YOU! I urge you to comply with his every wish. In doing so you will restore your relationship to your man and to Yehovah by conforming your life to His created purpose for you, a servant to your man. In doing this you may, by your example, help your man turn to Yehovah.
Worse case, if your man puts you out of his house with a bill of divorcement or is destroyed for leading his family in ways they should not go, you will have learned the ways of a “woman of worth” and, like Abigail, be in a position to be taken by a truly righteous man like David.
Success for a man and a woman is all about getting the heart of a servant and understanding that non of us are the master of our own destiny, THAT is Yehovah’s realm. Remember, the final statement the woman gave in the Song of Songs concerning her beloved was “I am my beloved’s, and his desire is on me (his desire is my desire).” This is the attitude that will provide life eternal for every man and for his woman.