Well, a woman's life centers on her home and family, you say, so that's what she talks about. But tell me what a man's life centers around? His job and family, yet still they were talking Bible, and not just Bible facts and stories and verses, but theology as well. Still, I don't believe this was all the women's fault. Somehow or other, we have all been raised to believe that theology is a man's field. Women not only wouldn't be interested, they can't handle the depth, we were told, if not in words, then in attitudes. "All that Bible stuff is men's business."
Nonsense! Lydia McGrew comes to mind immediately. Look her up if you don't know the name. Another thing is that everywhere I have lived, women have come to my classes—classes that are not your usual home and family women's classes. I have given them things to learn that will leave a few men in the dust. Some women leave my classes because of it, but the ones that stay can give the men in the church a run for their money when it comes to understanding theological concepts. I am so proud of them all I could burst! Just the other day we discussed paroimias in one class and imputation in the other.
Ladies! God expects us to be good wives, homemakers, and mothers, yes, but he also expects us to, as good stewards, use our brains for the deeper things of his Word. Remember all those verses that say, "Examine," "Search," "Reason," and "Learn?" Those are not meant just for the men; they are for you, too. And let's be honest about this--even if it should not be, it is often the women who are the spiritual leaders in the home, the ones who get the children ready to go to church, who schedule other things around the assembly rather than missing it, who help the kids with their Bible lessons, who read their own lessons while their husbands watch ball games or go fishing. If that is the case in your home, it is more imperative than ever that you learn more than the standard prooftexts and slogans. It is up to you to dig deeper in the Word.
You can do the deep stuff, and it's not only interesting, it's fun! You can be the example your children need, even if they get no other. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, and all who have separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who have knowledge and understanding, join with their brothers, their nobles, and enter into a curse and an oath to walk in God's Law that was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord and his rules and his statutes (Neh 10:28-29).