But women will be saved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control and discretion.

1 Timothy 2:15

What do you think about this verse? Take a moment to ponder it, maybe recite it a few times, look at it in different Bible versions, and ask Ruach HaQadash (The Holy Spirit) to speak to you regarding it.

Do you find 1 Timothy 2:15 to be true, particularly if you’re a wife or mother yourself?

I read this verse a few years ago but didn’t quite understand. And I had even been a mother at the time, yet still had not quite grasp it. It hasn’t really been until the last few months that the saving grace of a wife’s role in Yah has become crystal clear to me. Now I understand the salvation and redemption we receive as wives and mothers when we dedicate our lives to our families with love, faith, holiness, self-control, and discretion.

I’m no master of those things (I’m an utter failure if you ask me), but I notice that when I merely attempt those things and ask Yah to help me be the best wife and mother, He never fails to show up. And He always shows up exceeding abundantly above and beyond all I ever asked, wished, hoped, thought, or imagined.

I had prayed recently for Yah to show me how I can be a better wife. I was working freelance, trying to workout and keep my appearance together, make money from this blog, trying to budget better— because I thought those things would make me a better wife. I thought it would make my husband’s job easier, help him rest, or even help me feel like I’m doing my part.

But after asking Yah for a revelation, it wasn’t my money spending habits or my appearance at all that he’d pointed out to me. It was those things above which were lacking. Namely my listening skills, patience, and obedience. After all, what good is learning to coupon when the food will be eaten in a disorderly fashion?

And no one puts a piece of cloth that has not been shrunk on an old garment, for such a patch tears away from the garment and a worse rent (tear) is made. Neither is new wine put in old wineskins; for if it is, the skins burst and are torn in pieces, and the wine is spilled and the skins are ruined. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.

Matthew 9:16-17

Nevertheless, I’ve been on a recent journey of sorts to rectify those shortcomings and truly repent (have a change of heart which results in a change of behavior). I really feel moved to speak on 1 Timothy 2:15, too, because it’s true for me. It was true for Ruth. It was true for Sarah. It can be true for you, too.

Something special about this verse is that this blessing of salvation isn’t just reserved for “mothers”. It’s for wives in general who will “continue in faith, love, holiness, self-control, and discretion”, regardless of whether you’ve been able to conceive child. This is evident in that there was no word for “woman” in the original Hebrew Scripture (at least for the Hebrew upon which the KJV is founded). The words are typically:

wife, the daughter of…, the sister of…, the mother of…, the virgin, the maiden (unmarried girl), the widow, etc.

And we know that in the Bible, a woman was not typically accepted as a mother unless she was married. So we may assume that this verse in question is about wives (but it can also apply to single mothers as well; no shame there, because I was once a single mother before meeting my husband).

The sacrifices of a wife are sacred

We shouldn’t downplay our sacrifices either. Nor should we neglect to see how vital they are for our homes, and thus the Kingdom. But most importantly, we shouldn’t miss the opportunity to be brought closer to Yah through servicing our families. Because your success as a wife isn’t marked by temporal accomplishments like a smooth routine, great recipes, or well-raised children— things that are often not within our control no matter how much we may try (just ask Jacob, the father of twelve very dynamic, headstrong sons).

No, your “success” as a wife is marked by your getting closer to YAHUAH and not giving up, and receiving the salvation He has already provided for you. We don’t continue in faith, love, holiness, discretion, and self-control to GET salvation. We do those things because we HAVE salvation. Those are fruits of the Spirit, and we can have those fruits because He has already given us His Spirit.

Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from YAHUAH+, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by HAYAH.

1 Corinthians 2:12


“Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”
Hebrews 11:1

Have faith in YAH for provision, that He is true, that your husband and children are a gift, that He will reward you for your work, and that He has already done The Good Thing for you, requiring no work on your end except to receive salvation.


“Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails…”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Live according to this. Your headwrap, fringes, and homemaking are great and awesome. But what is it without love? Vanity. This is actually what the whole 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians is talking about, so I suggest reading that for clarity.


“Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!
Proverbs 31:30

Be holy as He is holy, turning away from the patterns and customs of this world and the people in it; dedicating your body as a living sacrifice for His will; and doing what pleases Him above all things.


“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion.”
Proverbs 11:22

Do things to the preference of Yah, to your husband, and to your home; make prudent decisions; consider a matter and present them to Yah before being hasty; consult with your husband; have privacy and consideration for the sensitivities of others; carry yourself with shamefacedness, honoring the shame of other women and children, and other vulnerable people like the homeless and fatherless and the oppressed. Have a heart, and be tactful careful, and compassionate in your interaction with people, executing in the ways your husband prefers in Yah.


“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13

Be sober, diligent, and steadfast, discerning the times; be moderate in your indulgence of things that can be perceived as harmless, such as social media or hobbies; watch over your lips, your attitude, and your busyness or slothfulness; continually present yourself to Yah, staying in His presence, and ask for Him to give you the wisdom to act with power over your own flesh, not being ruled by your body, but His Spirit ruling over your flesh.

This walk isn’t rocket science, daughter of Zion. We mustn’t try to make it so, either. Love is the Law. Love and you have kept all the laws of YAHUAH.

Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements]. The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

Romans 13:8-9

Your dedication to your family is the most important sacrifice you will make in this life. So much so that it can even bring you salvation. Take that seriously every day.


  1. I used to struggle with this verse until a few months ago. What I got from this verse may not be what it’s actual intention was, but I was sitting thinking about my now 14 month old. I remember how I was living life, wildin’ when I had my first born. It’s like finding out I was pregnant instantly tamed me. I always said I feel like God allowed my oldest to redirect me. Even though he was conceived in sin. My focus shifted and Is really when I FIRST started seeking Yah.

    After some years I backslid and was so off track chasing the things of this world. Having my new son last year redirected me and sat me down. And being off work to just enjoy him being a baby has been such a blessing.

    I’m dealing with health stuff right now that kinda hinders and burdens my home Life especially not being able to really cook for my family due to allergies (which makes me feel down/inadequate as a wife/mom sometimes), not being able to go on dates, etc, but I still enjoy being home with my family until I have to return to work.

    1. That is the truth! We as women find soooo much grace and favor in our homes, but we also add grace and favor, too. Between the two, I can’t decide which is the greater pleasure. Yah’s plan is perfect. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, my dear Sister Hadiya! May peace be with you

  2. The Cepher uses the word “safe” instead of “save” so what I get from this verse is that our long-suffering and efforts of taking care of a household gives us more insight as to how YAH feels towards us, why HE is so compassionate and merciful. Parents want to take care of their offspring as does YAH and lead them in the way that leads to eternity. When we are focused on teaching them [our kids] His ways, while exemplifying it, we can better relate to our Creator.

    Truly enjoyed this post. Brought me to tears. Shalom sister. ❤️

    1. HalleluYAH sister!!!! So much truth in what you’ve said! There is so much safety in abiding in what YAH calls us to do and be as His daughters. I hope to relate to Him everyday! Thank you for dropping your insight, it is so valuable.

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Raabasha Alohalani

I’m a little Israelite woman with a little faith in a big Master. Through cultivating a relationship with The Most High Redeemer of Israel, I’ve overcome suicidal tendencies, body dysmorphia, porn addiction, depression, and the darkness of envy! As a wife and a mommy, it is my earnest desire to share love and open a space for Hebrew, Israelite, and believing women alike who want to help build this City on A Hill. Let's discover His New Mercies each day, and take baby steps towards Shemayim!????