Men serve God, not women. Unfortunately, most women today think, act, and live as if they are men. They don’t understand their created purpose. These women try to keep the commandments of God and fail to understand that they were not created to serve Yehovah – they were created to serve their man. Men were created to serve Yehovah. Regretfully, neither does either.
Animals naturally perform according to their created purpose; a dog does the things that a dog was created to do. But a man and His woman both have a mind of their own. A woman who tries to live as a man – who tries to do the things that man was created to do – is like a fish trying to fly. It is just not meant to be! She will never find true joy, peace, and fulfillment because she is violating Yehovah’s natural order and His created purpose for her.
We saw in Unequally Yoked 1 (UY 1) that almost 70% of all divorces in the US are initiated by the woman. My goal in this “Unequally Yoked” series is to save marriages by teaching women their duties and responsibilities as a worthy woman with respect to their man (a.k.a. husband) and in doing so, promote more of Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging ways on the earth.
Each one of us has learned the doctrines and traditions of men from the examples set for us by our parents and the socialization (really indoctrination) we receive from various teachers, television, movies, radio, books and newspapers. Unfortunately we have not been taught Yehovah’s duties and responsibilities for a man and for his woman. My hope is that new knowledge will lead to greater understanding and result in stronger marriages.
[Note: I add many links in my writings to broaden the readers’ knowledge and understanding, so if you are serious about saving your marriage (ladies especially), please read the links also. Many of the comments I will make here are based on observations that I have demonstrated in those writings already, and I am trying now to bring you into an even deeper understanding.]
Only Men Serve God
The man was created from the dust of the earth, just like the animals, but he alone was created in the image and likeness of Yehovah. It was to the man, before the fall, that Yehovah gave all His statutes, ordinances and judgements in order to promote His image and eternal and unchanging ways on the earth. However, the man disobeyed and left Yehovah’s ways. For this reason, his seed was multiplied after the likeness of the fallen man, instead of Yehovah’s image and likeness.
Now the only way back to Him was, and still is, repentance; leaving our ways, the kingdoms and elohim [lawmakers and judges] of our birth (I am talking to men here) and returning to Yehovah’s kingdom and His rule in our lives.
But here is the fatal flaw, the fatal error that men make… Instead of separating ourselves from the elohim of our birth and the covenants we have made with them, we start doing a few of Yehovah’s commandments and then simply “say” we are His. We are honoring Yehovah with our mouth, but we are still citizens of the kingdoms of our birth (let’s call those kingdoms “Egypt” or “Babylon“).
And Elohim [the lawmaker and judge] spoke all these words [to His son, Israel], saying: “I am Yehovah, your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. “You shall have no other elohim but Me. (Exo 20:1-3)
Not a single one of Yehovah’s commandments at Sinai were given to any citizen of Egypt. The Sabbath, for instance, was not given to any Egyptian, or even to the ger, or any woman, or child or servant. The Sabbath commandment was given to the Yehovah’s son, Israel, for them, their women, their children, their servants and their ger who dwell with them.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah, your Elohim. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger [ger] who is within your gates. (Exo 20:9-10)
Doing righteousness is following only Yehovah’s commandments, statutes, ordinances and judgments; this is what Israel, Yehovah’s son does. Many times the scriptures talk about the “tzad-diyq’ eesh” or “righteous man.”
This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a righteous [צדיק – tsad-diyq’] man [אישׁ – eesh], perfect in his generations. With the Elohim, Noah walked. (Gen 6:9)
The righteous [הצדיק – ha-tsad-diyq’] perishes, and no man [אישׁ – eesh] takes it to heart; a merciful man [אנשׁ – e-nosh’] is taken away, while no one considers that the righteous [הצדיק – ha-tsad-diyq’] is taken away from the wicked. (Isa 57:1)
An unjust or evil man is an abomination to righteous men [צדיקים – tsad-da-kim’], and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked. (Pro 29:27)
How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous [צדיק – tsad-diyq’] man [אישׁ – eesh] in his own house, on his bed? Therefore, shall I not now require his blood at your hand and remove you from the earth?” (2Sa 4:11)
A woman is never called a “tzad-diyq’ ishshah” or “righteous woman,” because there is no place in Torah or the prophets where a woman is ever commanded to keep Yehovah’s commandments, statutes, ordinances or judgments. If Yehovah commanded the woman to do anything, He would be usurping the authority of her man. The woman was created bone of the man’s bone and flesh; she is him, but he is the head. Her man is her elohim, her master and she does what he says, just like his arms and his legs do. Yehovah only gave one instruction to the man’s woman. He said, “Your desire shall be for your man, and he shall rule over you.” Not Yehovah!
To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth sons; your desire shall be for your man [אישׁ – eesh], and he shall rule over you.” (Gen 3:16)
Currently, there are several generations of women who are taking authority over their man and trying to lead him in the way they want him to go. This perversion is the result of a rebellious Jezebel spirit which is now pervasive in many parts of the earth. A woman who is following Yehovah’s duties and responsibilities for her, always has a man in her life whom she lays down her life for and that man is her place of safety. That special woman is called a woman of worth and Proverbs 31 describes this very valuable woman:
Who can find a woman [אשׁת – ish-shah’] of worth [חיל – kha’–yil]? Far above rubies is her price! The heart of her master [בעל – ba’-al] 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 worthy [חיל – kha’–yil] woman [אשׁת – ish-shah’] is the crown of her master [בעל – ba’-al], but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. (Pro 12:4)
This worthy woman is a precious possession, like many rubies and a crown, and she serves only her master. And like a man, she can serve only one master and still remain within Yehovah’s plan for her. So, with all this in mind, how is a woman of worth supposed to serve an unrighteous man? We will talk about that next time in “Serve Your Man – UY 3“.