In this blog let’s see some of the key attributes that a Godly woman should possess.
When we have a heart solely focused on God, we embody the qualities of a godly woman. At its root, being godly is emulating and imitating God. When we imitate God in our actions, decisions, behaviours, and livelihoods, then we naturally use our lives to glorify God.
- To live a life of Faith:
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20
We have to see ourselves living in a state of dependence on Christ. It is, that though we live in the flesh, we do not live after the flesh. Those who have true faith, live by that faith; and faith fastens upon Christ’s giving himself for us. He loved me and gave himself for me. “Grace is no grace unless it is freely given every way.” The more simply the believer relies on Christ for everything, the more devotedly we walk before Him in all his ordinances and commandments. Christ lives and reigns in us, and we live here on earth by faith in the Son of God, which works by love, causes obedience, and changes us into his holy image. Thus, we neither abuse the grace of God nor makes it in vain.
2. To have the fear of the Lord:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7
When we live in the fear of God, we are safe and satisfied, and we become part of true and complete happiness. So, rather than focusing on outward beauty or appealing to other people, as a godly woman let us focus on God first. We can’t let human expectations guide us or lead us, the only expectations to live by are those that God has given us—and that is to be obedient to His Word and put our trust in him. He knows that we are not perfect and he reminds us that his strength is made perfect in our weakness, He knows our nature, and yet he loves us. We are enough in him. Thinking of what my wants are, I pray that they are in line with God’s and his desire for my life. May some of these also be in tune with our heart as He speaks and settles all the business of our lives and puts our hearts and minds back into a heavenly perspective. This fear helps us to lead a godly life. It is very important to have fear of the Lord. It restrains us from doing the sin. Fear of the Lord influences our lifestyle and the way we treat others and we make a decision that is godly only because we fear. Our fear of the Lord manifests as reverence and respect for God. Because of that, we live a life of gratitude and we want to use our life to give God the glory He deserves.
3. To be submissive:
“Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. Proverbs 21:9
Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 1 Timothy 2:11-13
God’s Word teaches that being a godly woman is to be submissive to their husband. The basis for a woman’s submission is rooted in the order of creation— meaning it is a timeless principle, not cultural. Let’s not be contentious! Rather than sinfully seeking dominance over a spouse, a godly woman should submit to her husband as he follows the Lord in their marriage.
(The Hebrew word for contentious (madon). It means “an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrel and dispute.”).
4. To speak and behave wisely:
She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:26-27
As godly women, we have to remember that our words have meaning and that caring for our home and family is important. Let us use our words to build up and not tear down, let our speech be flavoured with tenderness and mercy; stay away from self-centred comments and gossip. We have to be kind and gracious, easy and genuine.
5. To be hospitable and humble:
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. James 4:6
She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20
Those who are beloved of Christ will love the brethren for his sake. Hospitality is the practical proof of this love. The providence of our God has blessed us and being godly women, we have to be as generous as possible, we have to make it a practice to give to those in need. “Those who would find mercy when they are in distress must show mercy when they are in prosperity”