Every year somewhere in the world an organization is recognizing women for their achievements. But what is the basis for their criteria? Exactly, what put these ladies to the top of the list? Maybe one thing to consider is what this organization represents.
For example, on “Sunday Best,” a singer is recognized for their voice. For the “Miss America Pageant,” the contestant is recognized for their beauty and intelligence. Each organization is looking for something different. Every one of these ladies is known for something God holds no value to at all. What type of women does God honor? God honors a woman who appreciates the meaning of holiness and taking care of her family. God honors a woman fulfilling her creation role. God also honors a woman who doesn’t allow her beauty, and worldly things to define who she is.
1 Peter 3:4 (NLT) states “You should clothes yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gently and quite spirit, which is so precious to God.”
In this society, a woman defines herself, by the way, she looks and her status. Today’s culture teaches women if it feels good, do it. Women empowerment, women in the boardroom, women coaches on the football field, and women super heroes is what the media is teaching at an all time high. However, the Bible states, “God wants us to be obedient to him and take care of our families.” He will bless us. The world offers many ways to lure women away from a vibrant, authentic love relationship with God. “The enemy will glamorize what the world lust for leaving women to bounce from one lie to the next seeking an illusionary fulfillment that never materializes, ” (Intoxicated With Babylon). When you look in the mirror can you say God will honor you?
Bible Scripture: Proverbs 31:30; Proverbs 31:26; Titus 2:3-5; Proverbs 31:26.