Judges 19-21, 1 Corinthians 14
The treatment of the concubine as well as Paul’s teaching that women shouldn’t speak in church…all a bit discouraging and hard to understand.
I think the concubine story was just to show how bad it was in Israel. It mirrors sodem and gemora in Genisis which God destroyed because of their evilness. It also shows how curpted the even the preasts had become too.
Hard readings to understand in Judges!
33For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.-ellie
Reading “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere and I’m not sure if this is to disprove or prove what she says about women speaking. So confusing. I thought God wanted us to share the gospel but this makes me think we are to simply be housewives learning from our husbands. Frustrating!
For a deeper look at 1 Corinthians 14, I highly recommend Kathy Keller’s essay/short book called “Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles.” She gives some really great insights into this idea of women in the Church and compares this passages with several others throughout Scripture.
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