Woman of God
What does God's Perfect Word
say about a woman?
I Peter 3:3-6
Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel.
But let it be the hidden man of the heart
in that which is not corruptible,
even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,
which is in the sight of God of great price.
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God,
adorned themselves,being in subjection unto their own husbands,
Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord;
whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well,
and are not afraid with any terror.
Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil
all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships;
she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night,
and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it:
with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:
her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hok the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
for all her household are cothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looket well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates.
A gracious woman retaineth honor...
Every wise woman buildeth her house,
but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
I Timothy 2:9-10
In like manner, also,
that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,
with shamefacedness (godly fear) and sobriety,
not with broided hair, or gold,
or pearls, or costly array,
But (which becometh women professing godliness)
with good works.
The aged women likewise,
that they be in behavior as becometh holiness,
not false accusers, not given to much wine,
teachers of good things,
That they may teach the young women
to be sober, to love their husbands,
to love their children, to be discreet, chaste,
keepers at home, good,
obedient to their own husbands,
that the word of God be not blasphemed.