Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Devotions 21-03-07

Ps 68:11-13
The Lord gives the command; the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: "Kings of armies flee, they flee, and she who remains at home will divide the spoil!" when you lie down among the cooking stones , you are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and its pinions(flight feathers) with glistening gold.

Do women have important positions in God's work? From these verses I would think so! The godly women of God's children have done remarkable work for His honor and glory. There are not just a few but there is a host of them. They may even out number the men who are serving our Lord. There is not a competition but a desire to serve the Lord in the gender He has given each one of us.

It may be the men who are in armies who chase away the armies of Kings but the women who are serving these men and are supporting them will divide the spoil with the men. The women will be equally rewarded as the men. David the King of Israel once said this same thought when he was King.

What a beautiful description of a woman who is working in the kitchen and serving others. Not that a woman must be in the kitchen to be part of God's army but being in the kitchen is of no lesser value than someone doing other tasks. She is like the wings of a dove covered with silver and if that is not enough she is like the flight feathers of a dove glistening with gold. Just think there are a host of women out there serving the Lord eagerly and sacrificially. I am privileged to have one of these women as my wife. These women are scattered around the world and are part of the mighty army of God building God's Kingdom.

I want to encourage women to be part of this host who are significant laborers for God's Kingdom. God has created men and women to be His messengers to a world that needs to hear the wonderful story of God's love and grace. Men must be men and women must be women to fulfill our creator's purpose for each one of us. God help me to be all you have created me to be.


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