You may ask, why in the world would I want to be a battle axe? I know the term “battle axe” is used negatively towards the wife. It indicates that the woman is fierce with strong opinions. This morning in my Bible reading, as I read Jeremiah 51, I decided that I want to be a battle axe!
“Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name. Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid; I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers. And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 51:17-24
I also thought about how that, as a wife that is a battle axe, I can help my husband. As a pastor his goal is to be used of God to make a difference in this world, reach the lost, help Christians to grow in grace so that they too can reach the lost – and as his wife I can either help him or deter him. Every wife is either an asset or a liability to her husband. As a battle axe, with you, he can conquer the world by fulfilling the role God has for him.
So, ladies, are you with me? Who wants to be a battle axe for the Lord so that it can be said of you, “with thee will I”?
I hope that many of you will determine to be a battle axe! Have a wonderful day!