Biblical Womanhood

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she can laugh at the days to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” -Proverbs 31:25-26

In my season of singleness, one thing God has been teaching me is that I am loved fully and perfectly in Him. God’s perfect love gives me a soft place to land when I feel unloved or unaccepted by the world.

I have recently been meditating on the idea that God’s love for me is exhibited by the fact that he made me a woman. God loves women just for being women. The many gifts he gave us ladies exhibits his love for us, and He wants these gifts to be used to glorify the Kingdom of God.

What does it mean to be a woman?

Proverbs 31:10-31 is an “ode to a capable wife” and gives a great description of a godly wife and mother. I love the description of the hard-working, steadfast heart of the home and these verses are a great example of how feminist the Bible can be.

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong.” -Proverbs 31:16-17

A Proverbs 31 woman is a badass.

And while I acknowledge the cultural context of biblical times may have equated “wife” with “woman,” as a purposefully single woman, I am interested in what the Bible says about a woman’s identity apart from her role as a wife and mother.

I believe to become a godly wife and mother someday, I first must grow into a godly single woman.

All humans are put on this earth as Image bearers, and the body of Christ exists to glorify God. In that respect, women exist to glorify God in ways that He couldn’t be glorified without women. When I think of my own feminine traits- I am caring, empathetic, compassionate, attuned to others’ needs- I see potential for using these traits to point others to Christ.

I would love to hear readers’ perspectives on this hodgepodge of thoughts and questions- why did God create women? How does your faith and femininity intersect? What feminine superpowers do you think help you glorify God?

Proverbs 31

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One thought on “Biblical Womanhood

  1. So many good thoughts here! I love how you began, that God is teaching you that you are ” loved fully and perfectly in Him.” I think this is a life-long process & the key to everything! To believe deeply that we are loved by Him and completely forgiven because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, and then to live life from that perspective, is a game-changer. Think of the confidence, joy & freedom to be exactly who He created us to be! Think of the grace & mercy we could extend to others! Think of the time saved not people-pleasing & wasting time on things that don’t matter. He can use us to express nuances of His character & love to others that are uniquely feminine when we are grounded in His love for us. And this assurance can grow deeper as we spend time in His Word letting Him speak Truth to our hearts……

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