Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
In this chapter you will study the relationship of Jesus Christ to women. In the next chapter, you will expand upon the general background gained in this chapter to study all Jesus communicated to and about women.
In the personality of God, there is a blend of the characteristics of both father and mother. The Old Testament pictures motherhood when Isaiah records God’s words:
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion
on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you. (Isaiah 66:13)
Jesus reflected a mother’s instinct when He said:
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…how often would I have gathered thy children
together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings.
The teaching of Christ was “sexless” because nowhere does He give instructions applicable to women only. There are only a few instructions to His disciples which apply to men alone. (For examples, see Matthew 5:28,32 and 23:8.)
Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.