Friday, May 18, 2012
Femininity - A Biblical Prespective
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them...So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of man, and he brought her to the man......" Gen. 1:27; 2:21-22. "The important point here is that God created us, and being the creation of God determines everything for us as a woman.
We don't look to our culture to find our feminine identity; we don't consult our feelings to discover our purpose. Everything that we are and everything we do must be rooted in God.
You and I did not become feminine because someone gave us a doll and put a dress on us. We were created feminine. Our femininity is a gift of grace from a loving Father."1
Our role as women is clearly defined in Genesis 2:18, the Lord said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him". Are you a suitable helper for your husband? Even if you are single, you can begin to prepare yourself to be a suitable helper.
What is a suitable helper? We will examine this topic in my next post.
All to Him I owe,
1 Authors summary of "Femininity" by Carolyn Mahaney