What are some of the things you wish your husband did for you -without being told to do them? It may sound silly, but I wish he would drop me off under the awning at church when it rains, open doors for me, walk on the street side of the sidewalk to protect me. Chivalry… that’s what I longed for for years in our biblical marriage. Can you relate?
“Chivalry is dead” I’ve heard more times than I can count. Dead? Gone forever? I refused to believe that lie!
If it is a dead art among men, what Killed Chivalry? And how do we get it back… without the bits we didn’t like 100 years ago?
To Awaken Chivalry, Men need us to show our need for their help with masculine things.
Men need us to be feminine/gentle. We talked about Gentleness yesterday
I see women of the past, spanning back several centuries, as strong women. They understood something about gentleness that we have lost today.
Gentleness as we discussed yesterday is shown when someone restrains their strength – the same way Jesus showed in his life on Earth.
Let’s pull an example from Jesus Life in Matthew 4:1-11.
In this passage we see Jesus led into the Wilderness. Jesus didn’t have to go. Honestly, Jesus didn’t have to do anything He didn’t want to do.
We see that Jesus was tempted to unleash His power.
- Jesus could have argued with the devil
- Fought with him
- Ended everything right then and there
- Jesus had access to all power.
- He had the right to do as He wanted.
Instead of standing on His rights, His title, His needs, His wants -Jesus quoted scripture. Jesus obeyed God’s will.
Jesus loved us enough to be gentle, which changed everything.
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Today’s article is a Guest Post at Robbi Bittle spot TimelessMoma. Robbi is a Christ following, wife and stay at home moma to three young children. At her spot on the web she shares about faith, motherhood, homemaking, natural living & a dash of vintage elegance!
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