Powerful Christian Ladies

Dear Brethren,

Many people are missing out on one of God’s great blessings because they do not appreciate the wisdom and contributions of God’s elderly.  Do we love honor and respect the elderly as God would have us do?  God respects those who are in their golden years.  God also honors those Christians who honor the elderly.   Because they are weaker and more dependent upon Him, God holds the widow ladies in very high esteem.  Do we love; honor and respect the elderly as God does?

Leviticus 19:32  You shall rise up before the hoary head [elderly], and honor the face of the old person, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.

“Fear thy God” means we better do it because God commands it.  God has a special relationship with the weak and helpless – like widow ladies and the elderly.  When they cry out, He especially, hears their prayers to Him.  This world has taken a plunge off the cliff of decency toward the elderly.  The reason these powerful Christian ladies are to be respected and honored is because they have a direct line to God, and He responds to them.

Exodus 22:22-24  You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.  If you afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

God is very serious about this issue.  This world is in deep trouble because they have come to the point where they no longer have esteem for the elderly.  Those wayward and thoughtless brutes foolishly say to the widow woman:  You are not needed; I don’t need to explain anything to you; you are not important; you are worthless and out of date; you are just a burden to me.

They forget who brought them into the world, nursed them, fed them, protected them, taught them to walk, treated their fevers and educated them.

Proverbs 23:22  Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

It is to our great benefit to realize that each elderly lady is a virtual library of life’s lessons and experiences.

Job 12:12  With the elderly is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

That is what it means in Luke 2:19 where it says, “Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.’’  God does not appreciate it when the widows are being neglected.

Acts 6:1  And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily service.

The reason that Christian ladies are powerful is because God hears their cry unto Him.

Proverbs 16:31  Gray hair is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

Righteousness is a rare commodity in the earth today; the righteous are special to our Creator God (Proverbs 20:29).

James 5:16  … The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much.

Psalm 68:5  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

1 Timothy 5:5  She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.

And God indeed counts that as service to Himself:

Luke 2:36-37 There was one Anna, … she was of a great age, … And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

God put Anna’s name in the Bible because she was one of His powerful Christian ladies.

Sermon:  "Powerful Christian Ladies"