Somehow, I’ve never really noticed this verse before, though perhaps due to its content, it is ignored nowadays.
The world today teachers women to not be discreet, to not be chaste, to chase a career rather than keep a home, to be far from good, and to be “equal” or even above their husbands. God says that any of these things are blasphemy against him.
I would very much like to write a long rant based upon that verse, but it says what needs to be said about as clearly as possible. Women, if you think yourselves a career woman to the neglect of your home, if you wear clothes that show off your figure or act in a way as to attract attention from men, if you disobey or try to usurp authority over your husband, you are blaspheming Almighty God and will one day have to give account to him.
It is very interesting that in this passage the Lord gives commands to four different groups of people — (aged men (v. 2), young men (v. 6), aged women (v. 3), and young women (v. 4–5) — and that these commands differ. Unfortunately, it may come as a shock to some people but the reason why men and women are given different commands is because God has different roles for them. Genders are not equal. God has different roles for different age groups as well. Discriminatory? Absolutely! God always has been (i.e., choosing the Jews over the Gentiles, the Levites over the other tribes, the line of Aaron over the other Levites, etc.), and it is entirely his prerogative.
Young women are commanded to be keepers of the home and bearers of children. Let the liberators gasp and curse, but the creator does not change to suit the whims of the created. And while young women in the church today are trying to break all kinds of biblical mandate by becoming teachers or preachers in church, God commands them to be silent. Aged women are, however, commanded to teach the young women, though never in church (in which silence is mandated).
Anyway, God gives commands suitable to the situation: for some reason, women left to themselves at home are apt to gossip with other housewives. This has been true throughout the ages and has been made the object of much comedy (I Love Lucy comes to mind, in which at least one entire episode was dedicated to Lucy’s gossipping). But God commands women not to gossip or be rumormongers.
I don’t expect these ideas to be well accepted (Bible truths rarely ever are), so I’ll simply finish with this. If a person is sincere in their Bible studies, I encourage them to take the time to search the scriptures to see whether these things are so. See that God recognizes a grand difference between man and woman, young and old. Read the different commands, learn the different roles and needs. You will never be truly content, truly happy, or receive the blessing of God if you are trying to fit into a role God has not given you or if you are not obeying the commands given to your sex and age.
To the unbeliever, these things are vanity; to the believer, they are Bible. To disagree with them is nothing but blasphemy against his holy name.