Something interesting came out in my Easter sermon on Sunday.
Men should listen more to what women say!
Let me show you where we got this from God’s Word.
I was preaching on “the road to Emmaus” from Luke 24:13-35. And in this passage the two disciples who are making the 7 mile walk to Emmaus are ironically telling Jesus about what has happened in the last 3 days concerning Jesus. In verse 22 they say “some women of our company amazed us.” Well then verse 23 goes on to say that the women amazed them by saying that they had been to the tomb and found empty and some angels had told them that Jesus was no longer dead, but alive. Well here is where it gets humorous. The very next statement, which is verse 24, says “Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said.”
What is really great about this passage is that all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) tell us that women were the first ones at the tomb on that first Easter Sunday morning. Then the ladies go to tell the other disciples. Mark writes in 16:11 & 13 that “they would not believe it” and “they did not believe it”. So as you know, they go running there to see for themselves.
John writes that it was specifically Peter and John running to the tomb with John being faster (What detail to the story! Also note that John is the one writing and just happens to mention that he runs faster than Peter. So awesome!)
All this to say that when Luke writes in 24:24 that they “found it just as the women had said” we are seeing that they all should have believed the women.
There is great truth in this. Most often, women DO know what they are talking about.
Lets all listen more to the ladies!