Does God see Women as Less value then men?



Friends of my late mother in law Mrs Bauer



I love to hear some new angle or “sight” on scripture that I had not thought of before.  Lately it has been from TDJakes. I loved this teaching as I have had women ask me if God see’s them as lessor than men.

Today I was watching and he brought up the woman at the well in John 4.  He brought up the fact that Jesus decided to go through Samaria.  He did not have to go that route but that he said, “He found it necessary to pass through Samaria” verse 4.

My study bible says:
“The Jews often avoided Samaria by the going around it along the Jordan River.  The hatred between the Jews and Samaritans went back to the days of the Exile.  Samaria was the region between Judea and Galilee.  When the northern kingdom was exiled to Assyria, King Sargon of Assyria repopulated the area with captives from other lands.  The intermarriage of these foreigners and the Jews who have been left in the land complicated the ancestry of the Samaritan.  The Jews hated the Samaritans and considered them to be no longer “pure” Jews. Jesus, However, had no such bias. “


#1 He went to a area of people that were hated by Jews and they in turn did not like Jews. Sinners according to the law in many ways.  

#2 He decided to visit a Woman (not a man) to spread the word of His arrival as the Messiah and to tell her of the LIVING Waters he would provide.  Knowing full well that she would spread the news to the town and beyond and He already knew that she would be there, and what she needed.  And that His approaching her would encourage and inspire her because she was not liked in this town.  Her many lovers and sins had separated her from the town people. This is revealed by the fact that she visited the well alone.  Many other studies point out that because she was alone was a sign she was a outcast among her own people. The women normally all came in groups.
 By Jesus speaking to her must have helped her value in the eyes of  the others in her area. That this man called Jesus would speak to her. And after Christ talked to the town who came out:
Verse 42
Then they said to the woman, “now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world”  (they doubted until they themselves heard but they did come out)
   
#3 What I did not think about was this (His disciples had gone to another town to buy bread verse 8)  Apparently all twelve were out somewhere getting food.  Why all 12?  Jesus must have sent them away to get food for him and them- and to leave Him there alone. 
That would be normal for Him and they Knew He at times wanted time to pray and rest.  He knew what He was there for and sent them away.  They get back with food and Jesus says He is not hungry.  He was doing the will of the Father and by ministering to this lady He was fed. 
He was spiritually feeding this woman and others. 

“verse 39” And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them and He stayed there two days.  And many more believed because of His own Word. 

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The whole thing I get from the story of the woman at the well, is how much God seeks out his children no matter who or where they are or what their past mistakes have been.  He seeks out the lost sheep to tell them of His love.  He is showing the disciples that He wants them to minister to the lost and not to just those they like or feel are worthy. That women have the same value as men. 
 He uplifts the women who down through history have  felt lessor than men.  God has never said anywhere in the bible that women are lessor.  Once we are born again after the resurrection into spirit beings, there is no female or male distinction.  

Remember it was a woman who ran and revealed to the same disciples that Christ was risen! 

We are all Precious children of God! No matter what color your skin, or what gender you are. Rich or poor we are His children and He reaches out to you every day.  
                                    some pictures of women in my family-past and present
I believe my friend Patti Koosed did this for me.  It is my grandmother and great grandmother. 




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