Embracing Biblical Femininity
“May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace…” Psalm 144:12 ESV
Women today want nothing to do with femininity and everything to do with masculinity. They want to be like men, work like men, and some even look like men. Women are too busy being offended at their God-given femininity, thus rejecting the roles the Bible plainly portrays. So how do we as Christian women embrace Biblical femininity despite what society says?
The Psalms and Proverbs paint a picture of a woman who shows fortitude clothed in splendor—a woman who is uniquely exquisite and strong in her duties, who delights in the Lord always. Yet, the picture painted by our culture only offers a sad idea that somehow Biblical femininity is a dead-end race with nothing to live for. We are constantly comparing ourselves to men and their capabilities, and frankly we have a lot in common with them. Being sinners born of the flesh, our God made us all equal in His own image (Genesis 1:27), and yet, we see how although we are alike, we were created for different purposes, embodying different rolls.
Feminine glory is suited only for a woman, and when we forsake our Biblical femininity to pursue the attributes that belong to men, we abandon our God-given uniqueness as women. Women believe the lie that in order to be significant in a man’s world, we must become like men…but the opposite is quite true. Sisters, if we want to be relevant in the world, we need to be who God created us to be: fearless, unruffled, bold, and God-fearing. Let’s continue to mimic Jesus at the pursuit of our Biblical womanhood, submitting to and embracing His will and the Truths in Scripture.
Father, I pray I would find boldness in my call as a woman. Help me to learn what it means to truly embody Biblical femininity. Thank You for giving me unique rolls that help me embrace my Christian walk as a woman; guide me in striving to become the woman You have called me to be.
God made women for His glory. How can you glorify God through your womanhood? Study Proverbs 31.