I was browsing through pew research online and I was surprised that the research done on people said that women are the “stronger sex” spiritually. Now, I understand that the research is not totally accurate but I think it brings up a good topic to speak on. The research basically says this: women are more interested in spiritual matters than men. Is this really true? Are women really more spiritual than men? Or is it a facade, merely a false perception, much like the Pharisees. Whitewashed tombs. We have to ask, does praying more actually make you more spiritual or more godly?
The stats say that 66% of women pray at least daily but only 49% of men. Either way, both are lacking. Kind of makes me think of one prisoner who has a life sentence looking over at the other guy who is serving 2 life sentences, saying; ha! At least I don’t have it as bad as you! What sense does that make? Are not both lacking?
This is incredibly proud and arrogant. We should not boast about our gifts, if indeed we have them. Whatever spiritual gifts we have, we have because God gave them to us, so how can we boast? Is it not Pharisaical?
Jesus condemned the ‘spiritual’ actions of the pharisees:
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Matthew 6:7.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27.
So perhaps we should keep in mind that not everything is as it might seem. Perhaps we should remain humble, observant, and consider the Scriptures. Maybe women really are stronger, maybe not. Let’s look into it shall we?
A verse played in my mind while I read this research,
|“My people, infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.” Isaiah 3:12 ESV
|As a woman, I expect men to lead. I expect men to lead my family (father, husband, preacher, elders, deacons, men in the church etc). If you find that your husband is not standing up to be the spiritual leader in your home, perhaps you should pray and ponder; see if perhaps you have been in the way. Have you stepped up to take charge, when a few more seconds, he would have? Are you always taking the initiative or do you try to give him the opportunity? Do you ask him to lead the family in prayer, or do you jump right in, showing your ‘leadership’? Encourage the men in your life to take the lead. Respect their leadership. If you don’t, go to http://www.biblicalcounseling.com/ to find the nearest biblical counselor near you. If you are struggling with any area of life check them out.
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