In a culture that promotes “feminism” by celebrating and encouraging “sexual freedom” and mocking modesty – the definition of Biblical womanhood can seem dated, or even wrong.
But it’s important to remember that God’s Word stands the test of time – and the highest calling of a women is lived out as she embraces true femininity.
So before you roll your eyes at the idea of a submissive woman who lives a life of grace and purity – remember what God has to say.
The True Definition of Strength
Society paints the picture of a “strong female” as loud, opiniated, brash, and whom does whatever she wants.
However, Scripture paints a different picture – and describes a godly woman as one who is self-controlled – and pure.
“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” – Titus 2:3-5
This doesn’t mean a woman is a doormat, or doesn’t have opinions or thoughts, but refers to more in the way she carries herself, and how she expresses herself.
The concept of submitting to your husband is scoffed at by society, but it’s actually a sign of reverence not only for your husband – but to the Lord.
True strength is in meekness – and a woman is much more effective in being able to guide and shape her family when she lives out the role she was designed to live.
There Is A Difference
Our culture mistakenly teaches girls that they can do “anything that boys can do.” While at first this may sound appealing, not only is it not Biblical, but it’s just not true.
Men and women were created equal by God – yet each with separate gifts and strengths.
A woman competing to be “stronger” than a man goes completely against her biological design.
And while many “strong females” will get angry when a gentlemen opens the door for them or pays for a meal, it’s this chivalry that not only empowers men to live out their role as the protector and provider, but allows women to receive and gracefully accept.
All over the country we’re seeing “transgender” sports reveal the true physical differences of men and women – which is why biological men competing as “women” are crushing biological females in sports – some girls have even lost their college scholarships.
Women were never designed to compete against men in physical form – and they shouldn’t strive to do so.
While it’s proper to take care of oneself and maintain good hygiene and cleanliness – many women become so focused with dressing up their “outer self” – they neglect their inner-selves.
But God’s Word is clear – true beauty is revealed by the state of one’s heart.
“But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” – 1 Peter 3:4
Instead of being “strong-willed” and stubborn – God finds gentleness and a quiet spirit to be precious.
Again, this doesn’t mean a woman can’t speak for herself – but it does mean that her words are gracious – and are used to build others up instead of tear them down.
Women were designed to be nurturers – to pour themselves into their family and build them up – whether it’s providing a good meal or a safe place for children to grow and come to know the Lord.
So ladies – don’t buy into the lie that society tries to sell about what it means to be a woman.
Instead, look to God’s Word – as Biblical femininity truly does stand the test of time.
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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