A Worthy Model: Conclusion: The Devil’s Deceit
II Corinthians 11:3
Dissected and defined by Wendy Burks:
But I fear, lest by any means (but I am alarmed that somehow), as the serpent (Satan) beguiled (deceived) Eve though his subtilty (by his craftiness and trickery), so your minds (perception) should be corrupted (ruined, destroyed, spoiled) from the simplicity (singleness, liberty, freedom) that is in (surrounded by the boundaries of) Christ.
The virtuous woman seems imposable sometimes. That is what the Devil wants us to think. God wouldn’t give us a goal that was imposable for us to reach with His help. Don’t let the Bible’s correction dishearten us.
When we do that we become insecure. I’ve noticed that I have the same insecurities as some of the great women of the Bible: lack of trust in leadership (Esther), loneliness (Ruth), insecurity as a result of sin (Bathsheba) and relationships with men (and women) (woman at the well).
We all face insecurities. Reaching out to God to overcome them is what frees us from them.
There were other things about being a wife and a mother that I couldn’t use now. I think most of that stuff straightens itself out if you are fully filled with the Spirit. That I can work on now.