Women in the 21st century face many challenges and also create for men challenges of their own.
Since women are typically physically weaker than men (although not always as I have seen several woman nowadays outweigh a man), for centuries women have learned ways beyond the physical to exert their influence and get what they want.
Some women barter with sex and their feminine charms. Others resort to be boisterous, complaining and yelling. Some women play the pity and sympathy card making men feel sorry for them as the damsel in distress.
All of these mechanisms, methods and ploys can play well for women when they are single and just dating. However once women marry, these manipulation mechanisms can greatly harm one's marriage and alienate a woman's husband.
Acting and purporting different roles is not only unhealthy, but can lead to schizophrenia as a woman decides who she wants to be from day to day.
Women who are more masterful than men in playing and using their emotions to influence and persuade people need to be careful in marriage lest they alienate their husbands and lose their trust altogether by reason of excessive use of these manipulative measures.
Even the least intelligent men over time eventually catch on and can see a sly and subtle woman's tactics in operation.
The Creator obviously wired men and women differently, but this is not to say God blesses the misuse of the female emotions to manipulate men.
God closed the womb of a belligerent and disrespectful wife of king David named Michal (2Samuel 6:12-15,20-23). Michal was barren all of the days of her life, being unfruitful - thought to be a curse to this day in Israel.
Many women remain unfruitful in their lives despite their wholehearted efforts to succeed because God Himself is opposing them. Why? Perhaps because while these women are endeavoring to climb the ladder of success, their ladder is leaning upon the wrong building and the methods they are using are not pure.
There is nothing pure about a woman using her emotions to play and prey on men to get what they want. Hence God does not bless such a woman. "Blessed are the pure in heart; they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8).
Other women too were cursed by God for their subtlety and rebellion. God cursed Miriam with leprosy (the sister of Moses) when she spoke against him (Numbers 12:1-10). Many women love to complain and belittle the men in their lives. Yet God does not bless such women and in fact allows the curses that the sow and spew on to others to return unto them. Truly women reap what they sow (see Galatians 6:7). God will not be mocked by women, nor will He allow women to make a mockery of the men He created.
That being said I've known God to judge people who disrespect authority and whether women like it or not husbands are the head / covering of wives according to the Bible (Ephesians 5:23).
As for rebellion, God says: "Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry." (1Samuel 15:23)
So as a man I need to be in church and submitting to my Pastor and spiritual authorities, accountable to you my father and mother, respect the law of the land (just paid property taxes and reported for jury duty this week), remain humble in heart to grow and gain favor in life to advance economically, socially and in influence with humanity.
These are my core values and principles I cherish, which merely talking about I cannot fully convey to a woman (especially a know-it-all, self-righteous and headstrong woman).
So I just try to consistently live according to my values....and yes I sometimes fail and fall short. I'm not perfect (nowhere near)....but I'm trying.
But I do value the Bible and godly principles of moral conduct which are timeless and work toward personal success (Joshua 1:8).
Modern women today within this rebellious and self-righteous era need to remain humble and accountable first to God. Women should endeavor to keep pure hearts tender to God and be forewarned of the dangers of being belligerent and belittling of men, disrespecting their husbands and seeking to manipulate men in general with their looks and charms.
Snakes are smooth moving and cunning too! But sometimes they get their heads quickly cut off by a machete when a man has had enough of their sickly slithering.
Women given to manipulation should therefore beware lest they be cursed by God and brought low for their loathesome behavior.
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