Cherchez la Femme


Cherchez la Femme


Pardon my French! That phrase is translated “ blame the woman.” It was first (they think) used by a 16th century writer. In a murder novel he penned, the detective uttered these words as a strategy for solving the crime. “Find the woman.” But he wasn’t the first to blame the woman.

Adam beat him to it. Sin separated him from his wife… now she’s responsible for his disobedience. And he points the finger at God for bringing her into his life. Honestly, it’s been handed down from Adam to each generation.

In Jesus’ day, there was brought to him a woman caught in adultery. Where was the man? The death penalty was for both (Deut. 22:22). In the modern church there are whole denominations who don’t think women should preach or serve in a ministry gift office. Even Sigmund Freud blamed many psychological problems on a person’s conflict with the mother.

So how do we resolve this issue? Christ did. He redeemed us all from the curse of blame. There is no male or female in Christ. He is the great liberator and equalizer. He freed the woman and the man to enjoy one another again the way it was from the beginning.

No blame, no shame, just love ❤️!