In the days of Jesus' earthly ministry, He confronted men's religious traditions and challenged their long-held distorted beliefs regarding the status of women.
Men and women in the church have made some progress toward a more balanced view of gender roles. However, there is still a great deal of fear and confusion associated with the topic.
Freedom for women to serve God with their gifts is liberating to men rather than threatening. Women desire to utilize these gifts for His glory, and it is wasteful and disobedient not to permit them the opportunity to do so.
READ: Joel 2:28-29; Matt. 28:1-10; John 20:1-18; Rom. 16:7; 1 Cor. 11:2-161; Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:3-6.
HEART ISSUE: How would Christ have us respond when threatened with criticism and bigotry?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, give me a pure heart that responds with the kind of love Jesus had for the men who ignorantly sought to silence Him and put Him to death. Restore my soul, heal the hurts and allow me to walk in the fullness of the plan You have for me. Amen.