In October, I started a discipleship group for young ladies (12-18) in my area. We had eleven girls at our first meeting where I shared this message on biblical womanhood.
What is “biblical womanhood”? It’s a common enough question with a variety of answers. I would say the most general definition could be stated like this: the way in which the Bible defines womanhood or the role and desired characteristics for women. But what does this actually mean and what does it look like?
Every girl wants to be loved, cherished, and gallantly treasured. This is why we love those stories about the knights in shining armor who rush in to save the damsel in distress, or how the plots that include a man falling desperately in love and gallantly trying to win the girl’s heart intrigues us so.
“I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride,
how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.”
Israel’s covenant relationship with God was often likened to that of a bride and her groom. It was a relationship to be based on commitment, faithfulness, and love. And in the beginning, it was surely all these things. However, by the time of the Prophet Jeremiah, Israel had wandered away and forsaken their first love.
Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies! I know that for some this can be a difficult day, which is why I’ve chosen February 14th as my launch date for the sub-blog of Engaged to a Heavenly Bridegroom. So if you’re feeling left out and unloved this Valentines, remember that the Creator and Sustainer of the universe loves you and has chosen you as His special, beautiful, and holy Bride. What more could you ask for?