The Biblical Description of a Christian Woman.

Peace of Christ be with you!

(Titus 2:3-5) “Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behaviour, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, {to be} sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonoured.”

Let us turn together to this passage of Scriptures that includes a detailed catalogue of the role of a godly Christian woman.

Here, the apostle Paul, who of course wrote under the Holy Spirit’s guidance and not merely his private opinion, like some people may think or falsely teach, began with a list of things that are practical, dealing with the various duties of older men, older women, young men and young women.

In this topic we will focus on Christian women.

The expression “older women” refers to mature women, mothers who are experienced at raising families and keeping a household in order. According to the Bible, their duties are simple and straightforward. They are to be women of holy character and also they are to be teachers to younger women. They are to show them where they can put their gifts to the best use and to teach them the skills and discipline needed to have a successful home and marriage. In other words they are to teach them what they need to be effective wives, mothers and homemakers.

So the older women are to have a dignified behaviour, to be honourable and spiritually healthy, to stay away from evil doings and do the things that please God. This is how they will have the ability to encourage the young women, by being their own examples of godliness, and by instructing them in the church.

A Christian woman is to do everything based on God’s will and not on the worthiness of her husband. That means, whether her husband is a believer or not, her behaviour is to remain godly.

The purpose of her godly conduct is to eliminate any reproach on Scripture.

A Christian woman cannot only claim to believe God’s Word, but must also obey it, or else the Word of God is dishonoured and mocked by her sinful behaviour.

We will notice together that all the woman’s biblical priorities are centered in the family and the home. As you can see, the starting point is love. The woman’s love for her own husband and children is expressed in her virtue and her self-sacrifice in the arena of her own family home.

God has designed women, in many ways, to have the most powerful and lasting influence in the lives of their family members. Mothers have their hands around the hearts of their children.

God designed women to bear and nurture children and didn’t merely relegate them to an insignificant role of subservience. Women are saved from insignificance and frustration by their role in the family and home.

A submissive woman has the character of a person who is truly Spirit-filled. This is the very idea of humility, meekness and lowliness of mind. In no way does it imply inferiority, nor does it demote to a second class status, but it calls for an active, deliberate, loving and intelligent devotion.

A married woman’s first priority and duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job and her career.

The Word of God is meant to be applied in the past, present and future.

A child is not to come back home from school to an empty house like it is seen so often in this century, in this contemporary society. A child is not to be raised by a daycare or a babysitter.

A woman working outside her home causes a dramatic increase in adultery, in the divorce rate and other problems related to the disintegration of the family.

But the society comes up with all kind of arguments and excuses for working mothers that are not persuasive whatsoever. The Word of God stands against the modern feminist agenda. According to the Bible, a mother’s life belongs in the home. That’s where her God-given responsibility lies.

In the Bible, God remembered also the widows. They must be cared for by their extended family and in the absence of anyone who can do that, the church must provide for them rather than sending them into the workplace to fend for themselves.

As for the young widows, they are better to marry again, bear children, manage the house and give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

God has blessed women with a more tender hearted strength and character that equip them to support and encourage their loved ones.

Let us keep our focus on the Word of God, not only claiming to be believers, but also obeying Him.

The Lord be with you and keep you!

Christservant

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5 Responses to The Biblical Description of a Christian Woman.

  1. “A woman working outside her home causes a dramatic increase in adultery, in the divorce rate and other problems related to the disintegration of the family.”

    Thank you for taking a stand against the disintegration of the family.

    God Hates Divorce!

    May God Bless You.

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  2. Disciple of Jesus Christ says:

    “A woman working outside her home causes a dramatic increase in adultery, in the divorce rate and other problems related to the disintegration of the family.”

    Thank you for taking a stand against the disintegration of the family.

    God Hates Divorce!

    Indeed, the Lord was clear concerning the covenant of marriage:

    “And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
    and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?
    “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
    They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?”
    He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.
    “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.””
    (Matthew 19:4-9)

    Of course, I will not go into details about marriage and divorce in this thread, because this is not the main topic, but let us just notice that what Jesus said here was not a new Law like that of Moses, but the real and deep meaning of the covenant of marriage as it was since the beginning. So we should not apply it as a Law, but by the Spirit.

    Our sister Christservant already gave us an example of a non-biblical behavior that causes an increase in the rate of divorce, and consequently an increase in the disintegration of the family.

    Let’s encourage our sisters in Christ to be more obedient to the leading of the Spirit according to the Word of God, the Bible.

    Grace to you all!

    Disciple of Jesus Christ

  3. lastblast says:

    Yes, I am in full agreement with you. A child should not come home to an empty house. When I was pregnant with my twins, I watch a program with a 70+year old man and what he said just pierced my soul. He said that when he was a teen and would come home, it was so comforting for him to know his mom was there. He said it wasnt that he spent so much time with her, but that it felt good just knowing mom was there. I now have teens and if I am not home when they get home (running late from the grocery store, etc), I will get a phone call on my cell from my daughter asking me where I am! She wants me home the MINUTE she gets home.

    As for the other post, I am in full agreement with that as well. Marriage IS for life—Rom. 7:2-3, I Cor. 7:39 (not an ideal to “shoot” for). Just as marriage is not between two men/two women, a relationship the Lord has defined as adultery (remarriage) is not a marriage in the Lord’s sight either—it is nothing more than husband/wife swapping and an abomination to the Lord and what He created marriage/family for. Many terrible things have come out of this militant feminism we see today, including the mindsets of men who demand their wives go out into the workforce. They do not understand all the temptations out there, obviously. Instead of taking on the role of provider/protector of his wife/children, he is now many times putting his family in danger—-all for the sake of stuff. Unfortunately, MEN need to step up and be what God has called them to be and not fall into line with the feminist agenda—which is destroying family in many different ways. Blessings….

  4. Christservant says:

    Peace be with you!

    I thank the Lord for all the replies received.

    The stand I take, and that every believer is to take, is to proclaim the Gospel all over the world by obeying our Lord and Saviour when He commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations.

    And yes, God does hate divorce, and more so, He hates SIN all together.

    As believers, God allows storms to blow through our lives. At the same time He wants us to simply trust Him without being troubled over a decision and wonder what will happen next. He is in control of everything and handles all the details of our circumstances PERFECTLY.

    Keeping in mind that we are not alone in walks through times of darkness is very encouraging. On the other hand, weeping over heartaches, struggles, trials and temptations is very normal, too, as long as we don’t forget to pray and cast our burdens upon Him. The Bible mentions the weeping of the Lord Jesus few times, as well.

    In other words, whatever difficulties we may be going through, WE MUST NOT GIVE UP. God is faithful, He will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able. Not only that, but with the temptation, He will provide the way of escape also, that we will be able to endure it.

    Trusting that the Lord has an answer for our needs, will help us a great deal through our walk with Him.
    He Himself commanded us not to worry about our lives because our Father knows what we need. But He strongly wants us to seek His kingdom assuring us that all the other things will be added to us.

    Dear sisters in Christ, dear brethren, I encourage you to read Psalm 62 whenever needed and always remember that God is a refuge to us.

    Let us always look for His guidance through His Word, through the Holy Spirit and also through trusted Christians.

    May the Lord lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

    The temptations in this world are too many, mostly for women, and more so for Christian women who are constantly persecuted for living the Word of God whether because they are modest, whether because of their godly behaviors, whether because they are humble, whether because of their obedience to God, etc…

    I urge you sisters to remain in that path which is pleasing to the Lord not worrying about pleasing humans, but living a life of Faith and trust, having Peace in every circumstance, doing all things without complaining, learning to be content, and all that PRAYERFULLY.

    Sisters, I tell you, when you go through any trial of life let it be a joyous experience as trials test the strength of our faith, they humble us, they teach us to value God’s blessings, they produce endurance and enable us to help others in their suffering.

    Please do not let these temptations trouble you, pull you far away from your Creator, destroy your marriage or ruin your family. Use the gifts that God has given you freely, use your godly wisdom to overcome the evil one and glorify God.

    As stated by our brother in Christ “Disciple of Jesus Christ”, every Word of God must be applied and obeyed by the Spirit and not as a Law.

    Keeping our eyes on our Beloved and taking from His Hands thankfully,
    To Him all the glory, Amen!

    ChristServant

  5. Disciple of Jesus Christ says:

    Peace to all of you!

    It’s really encouraging to see sisters standing without compromise for the holiness that is according to the truth.

    Our sister lastblast gave us a beautiful picture of how children need to see their mother when they come home. More than by words and teachings, children learn by the example of what they see around them and by the example of the people they trust the most (their parents.) We always underestimate the power of the example in the life of a child. During the years of development, if all what a child sees in his mother is a lack of faithfulness to her house, a lack of time to give him the needed affection, the lack of time to have fellowship with him and with his brothers and sisters and with his father, etc., this child will be habituated to consider all these values as unnecessary and even as non-values, as he sees his mother consider many other things as more important than those values.

    The Spirit says about the godly woman:

    “Her children rise up and bless her” (Proverbs 31:28)

    When you raise your children with obedience to the Lord, you will practically teach them how to bless, and you will be an example for them in the precious biblical values.

    But the proverb continues even from the same verse that I quoted above:

    “Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
    “Many daughters have done nobly,
    But you excel them all.”
    Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
    But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”
    (Proverbs 31:28-30)

    Not only the children need a godly mother, but the man also needs a godly wife. Of course, this is also true about the godly woman who needs a godly man, but our topic is about the godly woman whose hope is in God. When he’s back from a hard day of work, the husband needs to find his wife at home and to have with her the needed fellowship. Our worldly societies want to convince people that the material is all what is in a man, therefore you see so many destroyed lives for the lack of the water of life in them. A spiritual fellowship in a family is very important. We must never forget that “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) When there is disobedience to these principles of godliness, then don’t be surprised to see houses destroyed and the rate of divorce increasing, because wherever the presence of the Lord is not, there is darkness and hatred and death and destruction. We may talk about divorce in more details later, if the Lord wills.

    For a godly man, more important than an outward charm and beauty is the importance of the fear of the Lord in his wife. Knowing that the Lord Christ is in the heart of his wife, his heart will trust in her, as the same Proverb 31 says in the verse 11.

    At this point, I reached the role of every brother in Christ to encourage our sisters in Christ to be obedient to the Lord in this world where all is against true godliness. As our sister said above:

    Many terrible things have come out of this militant feminism we see today, including the mindsets of men who demand their wives go out into the workforce. They do not understand all the temptations out there, obviously. Instead of taking on the role of provider/protector of his wife/children, he is now many times putting his family in danger—-all for the sake of stuff. Unfortunately, MEN need to step up and be what God has called them to be and not fall into line with the feminist agenda—which is destroying family in many different ways.

    Actually, it is not sure if this begins with the kind of girls a man chooses as his wife, and it surely doesn’t end at the point of this mindset about which sister lastblast talked here. And don’t think it’s a light matter that we are talking about here. This feminism that sister lastblast talked about is another worldly movement like many others. And being separated from the world and from the worldly mindset is not an optional thing for a Christian man (and woman, of course.) This is a matter of genuineness!! The Word says:

    “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
    The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.”
    (1 John 2:15-17)

    “If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him… This is not a simple statement. This is very clear, and there are no options here: If you love the world, then the love of the Father is NOT in you… Brother, if the kind of girls from among whom you choose your wife is the worldly kind, then examine yourself to see where your heart is. If the kind of wives that you want is the wife who disobeys the Lord concerning many things including the care that she should take of her house, then examine yourself to see where your heart is. You can’t be both in the world and in the Kingdom of God. You can’t worship both Mammon and God. Do you fear hunger and thirst? Do you fear that the Lord will not take care of your children’s bodies and souls? Will God not take care of the education and future of your children?? Ask yourself whether you trust the Lord in all these things or you don’t. And keep in your mind that disbelieving the Lord is not the way to see His “miracles” in your life. It’s not by disobedience that you will experience how the Lord takes care of your family. If you try to provide for your family in a way that makes you trust Mammon, then your money is your god, and that god cannot help you! That god is a false god. Have you forgotten? Or did they make you forget the precious words of the Beloved? Who is feeding the birds of the air? Who is clothing the lilies of the field?? Are you not worth much more than they?? If you will worry for tomorrow and begin to serve Mammon, and if you will make your wife also serve Mammon with you, then how are you different from the Gentiles who do not trust God? How are you seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness?? Is it by disobeying the leading of the Spirit? How do you expect God to add to you all those things that He knows you need, if you don’t seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness?

    Don’t believe the world… It tells you that you will lack everything if you don’t send your wife to places where she should not be… Don’t believe the father of lies. Satan lies to you when he says that God will not take care.

    As I said above, worldliness is a nature; it’s a character. And whoever is worldly, he is not the Lord’s. “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
    so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?””
    (Hebrews 13:5-6)

    His promise is clear: He will not forsake you. This is a promise from the Sovereign Lord whose command is obeyed by all the elements and by all the creatures, whether the seen or the unseen. Can you confidently say that the LORD is your Helper? Can you say that you will NOT be afraid?

    I just remembered an interesting event from the Old Testament. Many Jews had accepted to return with Ezra to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity. Let’s read together what Ezra had to say about this:

    “Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.
    For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, “The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him.”
    So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.”
    (Ezra 8:21-23)

    Dear brother, do you ask for the protection of the Lord over you, and your little ones and all your possessions, remembering that they all are His? After doing that, do you ask for the protection of Mammon and of worldly methods? The heart attitude is very important, and it should be right before God. It was very important for Ezra that everyone’s attitude of heart should be right before God. Their captivity in Babylon had been God’s chastisement for the nation’s disobedience and guilt. So they had to humble themselves before the Lord. And if we don’t do the same, then we will stay in the land of captivity… Just like those Jews, we have a long perilous journey in the desert of this world, but just like Ezra we should take with us the protection and blessing of the Lord, and not the protection of this world and of its king to whom we confidently said when we repented: “The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him.” The wrong way is to rely on the world’s methods for protection. The right way is to go our way in this desert, bearing our cross, following our Lord, under the protection of our Father.

    Ezra had both feet firmly on the ground! He didn’t disregard the danger, and he knew very well that there were enemies on the road. But he lived for God, having experienced His goodness. Whoever is under the leadership of the Lord Jesus, is led under God’s good hand, will be ashamed to put his trust in human protection.

    Which way do you choose?

    This is the main question. If you’re not in Christ yet, no need to try to obey these things as a Law or commandment that you don’t like to obey. Your heart should be right with the Lord, and only then you will be able to obey. The Lord wants you to obey Him with Love, and not like a slave and legalistically.

    Grace be with you!

    Disciple of Jesus Christ

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