This week, we’re concluding our study on the woman of God. So far, we’ve looked at various references to women from the Old Testament, including Psalms and Proverbs and extracted the general lesson for us Christian women. Today, we’re covering the New Testament.
A godly woman understands who God is and worships Him as Holy.
A godly woman always has time to sit and learn from the Father.
A godly woman pours herself out for others in kindness, service, and generosity.
A godly woman is not homosexual, transgender, lesbian, gay, or anything similar. She is a woman.
A woman is bound to her husband until his death, otherwise, she commits adultery.
A godly woman is under her husband’s authority and ought to offer him love and respect. If she is married to an unbeliever, she should not leave him because of it. She must keep her mind on eternal things.
A godly woman must be modest and appropriate in attire, not excessive, but moderate. She is not to have authority over a congregation or take over a man’s leadership position. She should listen and ask questions, not take over.
A godly woman should rebuke as mothers or sisters, with purity.
There’s a lot required of us as godly, Christian women. Single or married, God has commands and guidelines for how we ought to live to be like Him, which should be our goal as Christians. Based on these Scriptures and considering that they repeat themselves, all women are to be: pure, submissive either to their father or their husband, loving, respectful, discerning, cautious, and servant-hearted.
There are things in this study that have probably rubbed you wrong. Hard things. Like not being allowed to marry after a divorce. Or that submission thing. And watching out for the men in our lives, being sure not to be the cause of stumbling. In today’s culture, these things are hard to do and harder to accept. The Bible teaches that we must, which means that if we refuse to accept and live out these things, we are living in disobedience to God. That may sound harsh, but Scripture teaches that we cannot live according to the flesh (sin) and be right with God.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.Romans 8:5-8
Ladies, you are now aware, even if you weren’t before, of your responsibility as Christian women. Which means you are accountable for what you know.
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.James 4:17
Don’t let it become sin for you.