LauraTue May 11 2021
Insightful.. only God can mould us daily into Godly and virtuous women May we look unto God the author and perfecter of our faith.
When I think of a woman, I am taken back to the beginning when God created the world and everything in it, male and female he created them, in His image. All that He created was good, in His creation and order ~ Genesis 1:27
Providentially, He also brings this woman to man so that they become one. This great picture of a bride being given to a groom portrays both the marriage order and also the redemptive history, whereby a bride (The Church) is betrothed for the groom (Jesus Christ). Here God’s Wisdom is displayed even in the affairs of these two creatures, for His purpose, that which He from the beginning ordained to take place.
We live in a world growing largely postmodern, godless and thoughtless, where the foundational principles of our creation as male and female are largely confused to an array of feelings and sinful substitution.
When Paul writes woman is created for man, he also emphasizes that in the same way man is born of woman. Our God is perfect and in His order, he allowed that we will multiply and fill the earth by the agency of Womanhood.
What a providence, what a companion.
It is amazing and wonderful that God in His loving nature found it fit for a woman to be a helper and to compliment a man. In Genesis 1:20-23, the man gave names to all livestock and the birds of the heavens and every beast of the field but there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept he took one of his ribs and made a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.”
God has given the woman a unique ordinance of honour, respect, obedience and submission as she is the church and bride of Christ.
The poem below, written by Allan Tulienge, brings out the bigger picture of a virtuous woman, a woman not perfect, but moulded continuously by the gospel. May we live to be such women!
Old Abraham advanced in age,
Planning his son Isaac’s marriage,
Sought to find a virtuous wife,
A dear companion for him in life.
And so he made his servant swear,
That he would seek one nowhere,
But in his country and family,
That they may wed happily.
'Twas eventide when he arrived,
And took his chosen place beside,
A well where women came to draw,
Water for their use at home.
Praying in his heart he asked,
For God’s blessing on the task,
And a green light through a sign,
In God’s providential design.
Scarcely had he said the prayer,
When he saw Rebekah appear,
Pitcher on her well-trained shoulder,
Very fair to the beholder.
Meeting her on her way back,
From her pitcher gladly drank,
For your camels too she said,
I will draw until they are fed.
'Dorning her with ornaments,
Probed her household and descent,
Seeing it in God’s providence,
Bowed to worship Great Omniscience.
Soli Deo Gloria
Purity Woki is a member of Hope City Bible Church. She is a growing biblical woman, shaped and molded by Christ only for His glory and grace alone, to love, obey and honor Christ's commands, trusting in His salvation and hoping in eternity. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, going to her final year.