If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home...
Thoughts for Today:Paul said in Galatians 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Apparently, some of the women in the Corinthian church had taken their Christian freedom a bit too far. They were now questioning men openly and in public. Biblical scholars tell us this had created a cultural problem and division in the church was the result.
We know women in Biblical times did not receive the same type of religious training as men. So naturally questions would be raised by the women related to the teaching in the assembly. This had a negative and disruptive effect upon the church in general. Paul's stated position was for the women to ask questions of their own husband at home. Therefore, I believe these passages are less about women's role in the church and more oriented to maintaining order in the assembly.
Questions to Ponder:Paul maintains that women are to be in submission to their husbands whether in church or in the home. He's not talking about all women being in submission to every man -- it only applies to the marital relationship. Does your home reflect this commandment? What about your roles at church?