Strong girls read

Stronggirlslogo2God never intended for women to be dumb.

That’s a mankind idea, not a God idea.  Societies and cultures of the past and present have treated women as chattel–property to be owned and kept ignorant.

But you don’t see that in the Bible. Jesus exalted the woman. He treated her as an equal. (There’s an excellent article about this here: Jesus Friend of Women.)

Why would God give women a brain if they weren’t to use it?

One of my favorite stories is the one in the movie, Yentl. It’s about a young Jewish girl who disguises herself to be a man just so she will be allowed to read books that only men are allowed to read.

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I put myself in her shoes and I think that if I’d been born in such a time, I may have gone to the same lengths to learn.

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Maybe you’re a girl and your thing isn’t books. Learn anyway by some other means. God has given you a talent for a reason and it’s not to sit idly by and wait for someone else to take care of you. Learn to take care of yourself. Waiting for a man to take care of you is the worst way to live your life and make your plans. And trust me. In this day and age? It’s probably not going to happen.

MjAxMy01YmVmODYyMzI3ZTEyNzlkYou are responsible to God for your own brain, talents, and gifts. It won’t be your spouse or boyfriend who stands before God and gives an account for how you lived your life–it will be you.

042811_PrinceCharming1If you do love books (like me), don’t stop reading. Read all you can. Especially God’s Word. Because there’s a lot out there to read that will lie to you. Don’t fall for it. The only way you’ll be able to know if it’s a lie or not is to balance it with God’s Word. Compare it to what God has to say and you’ll know the Truth. You’ll never be confused.

Be wise, Strong Girl. Be wise.

 Work hard so God can say to you, “Well done.” Be a good workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when God examines your work. Know what his Word says and means.” 2 Timothy 2:15, TLB

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