Where Are All the Women?
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. (Proverbs 31:10)
Since the 1960’s, the feminist agenda has pushed the idea that to be fully woman is to be equal with men in every way. The problem this created is that the idea of women being equal with men in every way has not only driven women into the fulltime workforce, to taking steroids and entering professional body building and losing all semblance of femininity, desiring to become frontline infantry soldiers, and female MMA fighters, but has led to the misguided belief that for women to be equal with men is to be a man. Hence, the rise in transgenderism among women. However, true womanhood, biblical womanhood, is not to be found in women being equal with men, but in fulfilling the God-ordained and essential role for which they were created. If God wanted a world filled with men, he would have created two Adams who could reproduce, but he did not. He created Eve because Adam needed a helper. Adam needed a complementarian counterpart. God created Eve because she was necessary to the order and balance of creation. Then what does it mean to be fully and truly woman according to God? First, biblical womanhood means living her life for the glory of God and being content with having been created woman. Women are fully created in the image of God and as such are created for his glory; that is, to reflect the glory and the beauty of her Creator (Gen 1:27; Is 43:6-7; 1 Cor 10:31). Second, for those married, biblical womanhood means being a helpmate to her husband in fulfilling whatever ministry or occupation God has called him to. Eve was created to be Adam’s helper, to help him do what God had set before him (Gen 2:18). Biblical womanhood means graciously and willingly submitting to her husband’s leadership and authority, not because she is less intelligent—she is not—but because she so completely trusts in the goodness and sovereignty of God, she recognizes and accepts that God has placed her where she is (Eph 1:11b; 5:22-24). Third, biblical womanhood means making the care of her husband, her children, and her home her foremost priority (Titus 2:3-5). Not because she is incapable of doing more, but because she is so in love with Christ and desires to be like him who said of himself, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve” (Mk. 10:45). Biblical womanhood is about submitting to God’s will, embracing the role God has given her, and doing all for the glory of God.
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