Monday, January 23, 2017
Women -- the Stronger Sex
Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 6-8, Luke 23
SCRIPTURE: Luke 23:27
And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. (Luke 23:27 NKJV)
When Jesus was taken and mocked and beaten; when He was unjustly tried and crucified, it was the women who stayed close by and followed after Him. The men, with the exception of John, scattered and hid. Peter denied the Lord, but the women openly displayed their love and devotion to Him.
It strikes me that most of the men in our society today are likewise wimpy cowards. In most churches, the majority of the work, ministry and standing up for Jesus is done by women. Where are the men? Why are there not more men like John? Where is the courage? It would do many men well to learn at the feet of women.
Father, may I and millions of other men gain the courage to stand up for Jesus. May we not lord it over our women, but humbly learn lessons in strength from them.
In Jesus’ name. Amen. -AP