We can praise the Lord for the story of Deborah the prophetess in Judges 4 and 5; and the stories for Ruth, Esther, and even the harlot Rahab. Women whom God has used as leaders among their people, and show us the important role godly women have in the plan of God. We must also praise the Lord for more modern women like Gladys Aylward, Elisabeth Elliot, and others who took a stand for God and boldly proclaimed the Gospel and became tremendous Christian leaders. Yet as you look at their stories, you will find that the only reason they became leaders was that they followed the rule for the lifestyle of the women.
These women understood the life God had called them too, the purpose of the church, and the role in which they were supposed to play within the house of God. Despite the obstacles, they accomplished great things for God and point thousands of people (men, women, and children) to the path and key to victory. These these women had a grasp on the message Paul was communicating through chapter 2, and how verses 9-15 fit within God’s plan and helping the house of God fulfil its purpose.