Does a Christian Woman have a spiritual covering in her husband?
I have posted a new article about 1 Peter 2 & 3 because of a question that was asked me about the husband being the spiritual covering for the woman. Since my blog here at strivetoenter.com/wim has been moved and is no longer updated, I wanted to let people know who are still following this blog, that my new post can be accessed at my mmoutreach.org/wim blog site here https://mmoutreach.org/wim/2018/02/13/christian-woman-spiritual-covering/
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The new post deals with the importance of the instructions given to the entire people of God and Peter’s summary that includes wisdom given to wives and to slaves.
Submission and authority are a big issue in the church today. Closely tied into the issue of authority is the teaching that women need a spiritual “covering.” Men, we are told, are to be the spiritual “covering” to provide protection and to allow the man to have the accountability. But is a human “covering” a Biblical teaching? There is no New Testament concept of a human “covering” and only one clear human “covering” in the Old Testament. Please note that part 2 of this article is now up at my new blog at https://mmoutreach.org/wim/2018/02/13/christian-woman-spiritual-covering/
There was a tradition in the Old Testament of the kinsman redeemer who would “redeem” a widow by marrying the widow of a deceased relative.
Ruth 3:9 He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.”
Ruth 3:10 Then he said, “May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich.
Ruth 3:11 “Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.
Ruth 3:12 “Now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I.
Ruth 3:13 “Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you. But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the LORD lives. Lie down until morning.”