HOW TO BE A GODLY WOMAN

HOW TO BE A GODLY WOMAN

Being a godly woman in this ungodly world is no easy task, however, it is necessary that we put in much effort to stand out in this generation, as people who God would be proud of.

Being a godly woman, is one of the major expectations which are required of Christian women, that there is a need for them to be holy and pure in the sight of God. For instance, taking a look at women who expose more flesh on social media platforms, and the media world in general, that is not what God wants for his children, particularly his daughters.

Such acts are often known to cause immorality, and it is something which spreads like wildfire in our world today. To be different from people who commit such acts, it requires a lot of strength, faith and resolve.

The first step in being a godly woman, is in our dressing. It is required that godly women dress well and not provocatively. Our dressing speaks volumes of our character.

A woman who wears a miniskirt and a top which reveals her abdominal region, would most likely be regarded as an immoral woman. Godly women should not be a part of this, as they are a special breed of people.

Also, in speech and conduct, a godly woman must stand out. The way we speak and act around people says a lot about who we are. We should not be proud in our speech and actions. We should also not use words which do not glorify God. People look up to us, and judge us by the way we speak.

As a matter of fact, for the younger generation, they tend to pick up things so fast and hence, there is a huge tendency that they could take after you in your speech and your conduct. Therefore, godly women have to put efforts into ensuring that they are women who are worthy of emulation.

In marriage as well, a godly woman needs to reflect the character of Christ, as she would be a model to her husband, her children, her neighbours, and women like her. There are a lot of people looking up to God through her, and it is up to her to ensure that she does not disappoint God.

THE CHRISTIAN VIRTUOUS WOMAN

THE CHRISTIAN VIRTUOUS WOMAN

Basically, according to Christian faith, a virtuous woman is one who is known to be upright and having a noble character, alongside having admirable qualities. The Bible poses a question, asking if such a woman can be found. Looking at the story of women in the Bible, only a few have measured up to the expected standard. Hence, in our churches and believers’ gatherings today, people particularly women, are always encouraged to strive and measure up to the standard of a Virtuous woman.

From the Bible, the following are features of a Virtuous woman:

  • Her husband treasured her: Taking a look at the Bible, notably the book of Proverbs, it can be seen that the woman talked about, had a blissful marriage and a wonderful home. Her marriage did not hit the rocks, and she was treasured by her husband because she had three outstanding qualities namely: Her trustworthiness, her affection and her influence.
  • She exhibited full-scale capability: The book of Proverbs shows that she was a woman who was very capable, as she was able to effectively manage the affairs of her home. This particular chapter mentions that she was very industrious, she was prudent, and she exuded great energy, which was evident in the day she managed the resources of the house.
  • Her children loved her: For a woman to be loved by her children, it implies that her deeds have been worthy of emulation. Proverbs tells us the reason why her children loved her: She was loved because of her thoughtfulness, as she always thought of others before herself. Also, she was known to be a disciplinarian, alongside exhibiting wisdom in the process.
  • She exhibited generosity: For those who lived around her, the Virtuous woman ensured that she showed practical Grace as a Christian. She exhibited Charity to the needy, she looked after them well. She was also very generous, as she gave anything she had. She also went lengths to delivering alms herself, which is a practical way.
  • The Lord was pleased by her actions: Wrapping up the concluding chapter of the book of Proverbs, it was said that she was pleasing to the Lord. She made efforts to please the Lord, as she was endeared to obey him.