Ooh, a pet peeve of mine: “Shame, these women who cover their heads are oppressed." “Ahh, not being allowed to lead men, poor women are oppressed by the patriarchy in that old-fashioned book.”
Believe me, for the group of us who are modest by choice, who don’t WANT to tell men what to do..it brings a lovely, blessed peace!
God never oppresses. In the same way Christ submitted to Christ, we submit to Him as our head, and to the earthly heads he has put above us. And we do it joyfully. There’s order, and we love that order.
We also love the One who put that order in place.
We submit because we WANT to. We cover up because we WANT to. Because we believe GOD wants us to. And we love Him more than we love ourselves. More than life itself. The God who covered up Adam and Eve does not change. We choose to honour Him and to obey Him.
It’s not oppression, it’s freedom in Christ.