So why did a righteous God give men dominion and rule over women from creation?
So why did the subtle serpent, Satan, first tempt humanity to sin, via the woman?
Why was it the woman to first transgress a command of God’s?
So why was the earth cursed when the man harkened unto the voice of the woman?
Why didn’t the woman harken unto her husband Adam, and God?
Why are women never to usurp men?
Why does God still want women everywhere to adorn themselves with shamefacedness?
Why would God give young women a monthly reminder of their inherent uncleanness?
Because women are the moral weak link!
Women were created as weaker vessels, morally inferior, and in need of husbanding.
1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Tertullian wrote: Do you not know that you are Eve? The judgment of God upon this sex lives on in this age; therefore, necessarily the guilt should live on also. You are the gateway of the devil; you are the one who unsealed the curse of that tree, and you are the first one to turn your back on the divine law; you are the one who persuaded him whom the devil was not able to corrupt; you so easily destroyed the image of God, Adam. Because of what you deserve, that is, death, even the Son of God had to die.
Women are the moral weak link. Don’t ever act the fool by forgetting that. Don’t sin like Adam by deferring to their weaker moral judgement. Don’t serve women, and thereby serve Satan by following his favorite lure into defilement.
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.
As men, our sex alone is the image and glory of God.(1 Corinthians 11:7) This is gloriously exemplified when you rule over your woman, in all things, as God created you and instructed you to do in His holy word. Don’t let the usurper steal God’s glory by imagining any woman to be worthy of your service. she certainly does not merit that “worth-ship”(which is the etymological source of the English word “worship”, circa 1300AD)
Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
You, as men, however, are worthy of your wife’s service:
Colossians 3 :18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
It is fitting in the Lord, that she is commanded to serve you by God, as unto God, because you are the image of Christ, who is God:
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Women are not the image of God, nor the glory of God,(1 Corinthians 11:7) but a morally weaker-link created fittingly to serve and satisfy men(the image of God) and yet women also serve God’s purpose to try men’s spirits and allegiance, which men must rationalize by faith to an intangible God, rather than giving allegiance to the tangible creature,(woman) who is to be by design the man-satisfying gift of God. While women themselves, being a weaker vessel,(1 Peter 3:7) demonstrate whether or not they are loyal to an intangible God by the rationally simpler task of just showing their faith and allegiance by serving His tangible image, and seeing to it that she reverence God through reverencing His tangible image, her husband.
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.