1 Timothy and I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence
I like to drive fast. This isn’t good I know, for a couple of reasons. It’s sometimes not safe, and it’s illegal. We aren’t allowed to drive as fast as we want. There are rules that govern how fast it is safe to travel on certain roads. These rules are even enforced by our police officers. Same goes here. God in His wisdom for His own reasons has not allowed women to be preachers. Note He means preachers; He is in no way saying that we, as women, can’t teach or that we have to just sit in silence. We are not merely meant to be pew sitters. No we are called to work, to serve, and to teach, to become great proclaimers of the gospel; just not to preach. I find it interesting that women find this offensive. We have rules that govern all manner of things in our lives and we don’t get upset or angry. Yet, this thought that God should be allowed to decide who preaches His word is offensive to some. He never, in that passage or any other, has said that women were incapable of doing it or that we didn’t have the intelligence to accomplish it; He just said that the area of preaching and leading was not for us. I wonder if perhaps it’s just the thought that God would not allow us something that makes it that much more enticing; that the reason we would want to preach is simply because we are told we cannot.