For the next few weeks we are going to be examining what it means to be a biblical woman of God. Biblical womanhood isn’t a list of do’s and don’ts. It isn’t subsisting on the fluff and nonsense that so many of us have grown accustomed to. Biblical womanhood isn’t meant to make you “feel good” about how you are doing as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, or friend. In fact, going through this series might show you areas where you need a biblical check up, a diagnosis, and biblical medicine to heal so that you can strive to be the biblical woman God would have you to be.
Today we begin with a basic doctrine. If you gain nothing else in this series but this one thought you will have a life-changing experience.
We believe that God is the sovereign Lord of the universe and the Creator of life, and that all created things exist for His pleasure and to bring Him glory.
This is a great thought. A belief that we can stand sure upon. Today we are challenged daily in this area of God creating everything.
1 Corinthians 8:6, But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
Colossians 1:16-17, For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Revelation 4:11, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
God created all. From the mountains and stars that we can see to the atoms and solar systems that we cannot, He created it all. God established all things for Himself. Because of this truth, He is worthy of all praise and honor.
Watered down theology makes a weak woman. It is important that we as Christian women be able to stand strong on God’s Word and understand our purpose in God’s plan. Too often we simply want to know “what is God’s will for my life” in the areas of occupation, marriage, children, and relationships. But God’s plan is so much more.
God is. He has always been. He created all there is: space, time, and matter. God is not confined to time as we know it. My husband uses the illustration to think of everything that God has created as a dot ( . ). Everything that is not the dot is God. God does not exist in time. As a result, He knew His Son was on the cross as He created all there is. He knew we would need a Savior. Why would He do this?
When we understand that God’s plan has included us from the beginning, we start to understand the grace the He has extended to us. Jesus, the Son of God, died to redeem us from our sins. It is this grace extended to us that God intended to put on display.
Ephesians 5:25-27, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Husbands are to love their wives in the manner that Christ loved the church. How was it that He loved the church? He gave Himself for it to sanctify (set apart) and cleanse (thoroughly clean) it. Creation and the redemption story is solely to glorify Christ for His purchasing and purifying His bride, the church.
How does this apply to biblical womanhood? It does not lead to watered down theology or weak women. It leads to a woman who knows whose she is. She is the blood-bought child of God. His creation and His redemptive work on the cross testify to this.
The framework of this series was taken from the True Woman Manifesto provided through Revive Our Hearts Ministry.