The Beauty of Biblical Womanhood
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
To be a woman is a precious and noble gift from God. We are image deo - created in God’s image to reflect His goodness and glory. Because of sin, the nature of who we were created to be became corrupted. Even when we come to Christ by grace through faith and are made new creations, we carry with us the lies of what we believe a Biblical woman should look like or be.
The very essence of "Biblical woman" is found in the word “Biblical”. This means a Biblical woman must have a character founded in the truths of God’s word. A woman cannot even begin to refer to herself as Biblical unless the Bible is her final authority and reproof of life. Her new nature must a reflection of who she is now in Christ and how her life portrays Him as her Lord and Savior (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The lies we believe to be “more Biblical” or “righteous” are found in marriage, motherhood, a career, or missionary work overseas...they are a weighted deception that we would do well to get rid of in the Church. Is there anything wrong with these callings for Christian women? Of course not! But our identity is not found in these things - it must be found in Christ.
God has prepared works for all of His daughters in Christ, and those works will not always look the same (Ephesians 2:10). The approval and status of men or even the praise of eternal beauty and elegance still pales in comparison to a woman who fears the Lord and seeks after His will in her life (Peter 3:3–4). Her identity is stored up in the King of Heaven, not the fading pleasures of this world. This isn’t a competition of whose life looks “insta-good” on Instagram or who has the better career, husband, or kids.
The end goal for us all and throughout eternity is to display the finished work of Christ. Let us pray we all succeed by His grace in this (Philippians 2:3).
Father in Heaven, You created us women to reflect Your goodness and glory. Your Son came to save us, so that the Spirit can make us whole again to do this good work. Help us in any role You have placed us in and help us to be women who are grounded in Your Word and Your truth. In Christ’s name, Amen.
Do you have a Biblical view of womanhood? Reflect on the creation story in Genesis.
About the Author
Born and raised in Texas, Emerald Griffin enjoys coffee, books, and spending time with loved ones. Her favorite breed of dog is a Corgi, and she loves listening to smooth jazz while learning a new word a day from the dictionary. Her heroes in the faith are Elisabeth Elliot, R.C. Sproul Sr., and John MacArthur.