According to Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley, women respond differently to false teachers than men do. Take for example the Genesis account of the Garden of Eden. It was Eve who succumbed to the wiles of the crafty serpent, not Adam. Michelle has some interesting thoughts on why the serpent chose to approach the woman instead of the man. She points out that God made men and women with very different mental and emotional makeups — women are more trusting, loving and willing to give the benefit of the doubt to others. Thus, women are more likely than men to be drawn in by wolves in sheep’s clothing. Food for thought, ladies.
Now to Michelle’s article:
Confession time: Sometimes – OK, often – I think my brain works more like a man’s than a woman’s. You’ve got a problem? Suck it up- here’s the solution. The mall? A perfectly horrifying way to ruin a Saturday. And why do we have to hug people hello and goodbye when we see each other multiple times a week?
I’ve always been more comfortable around men, and when I was single, I had mostly male friends. They’re generally¹ less mysterious and easier to figure out than women, and they don’t usually play those manipulative emotional games some women can be notorious for. If a man says he wants a cheese sandwich, there’s no hidden “you don’t bring me flowers often enough” meaning there. He just wants a cheese sandwich. I like that. It’s pretty much how I operate.
Which makes me the perfect person for God to plunk down smack dab in the middle of women’s ministry, right?
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