It is just not fair! Almost every day I think those words. Sometimes I even tell the Lord that it just isn’t fair. I doubt that fair is ever mentioned in the Bible. Lots of things are not fair. The unfair that I am talking about is how women are treated in church and in the world.
I am sure there are many reasons women are not equal. One is certainly that men are larger and stronger than women. Men are more aggressive, are risk takers, and a host of other characteristics that we see as being male.
But the main reason that women are not treated fairly stems from our Old Testament heritage. Women can’t “seal the deal.”
It starts at the birth of the baby. A little boy baby was circumcised which fulfilled Genesis 17:10: “This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.”
Women are not equal because little Jewish girls could not “seal the deal,” and that attitude set the culture in which the Bible was written, and today many little Christian girls are born second class in the 21st century.
Not all Christian girls because some denominations allow women to be equal.