SATURDAY 21 May, 2016
Keepers of the Home
Then the king went out with all his household after him. But the king left ten women, concubines, to keep the house. - 2 Samuel 15:16
Even though David was leaving Jerusalem; he resourcefully kept the kingdom in order as much as possible. David’s ten concubines, loyal companions to the king, were left behind to keep up the house. These women were his wives but, as concubines, were considered to be of lower status, as secondary wives.
God created marriage for one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:6). Women are equal to men in God’s eyes but they were created with a unique purpose, to be man’s helper. In Genesis 2:18 the LORD said: “…It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
In marriage, women primarily run the home while the husband is at work. They have the full time job of taking care of the children, cooking and cleaning. The older women in the church were taught to set a good example for the younger women. They were to encourage them to be good keepers of the home. Titus 2:3-5 tells us:
The older women…admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
When women are diligent in all these areas of ministry to their husbands, children and homes they become a godly influence and a good witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you are a wife, are you your husband’s helper and a good keeper of your home?
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband
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