A Godly woman is submissive and respectful

The act of submission is very unpopular in today’s society, but we must remember that Jesus Christ Himself submitted to the Father. To submit is to simply acknowledge another person’s authority in a matter – it is not assigning value. A soldier with a lower rank in the Army is no less valuable as a person than a Captain, but he has a different role and must submit to his superior.

This is conveyed perfectly in Ephesians 5:22-24: “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.”

In the same way, as women, we submit and show respect with full knowledge of our worth in Christ. As we do so, it brings us closer to the heart of Jesus. Even if you are unmarried, you have an opportunity to serve those in authority over you with a Christlike spirit. This is illustrated beautifully in Philippians 2:5-8:

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

The next few traits of a godly woman come from Titus 2:3-5:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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