“Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.”PROVERBS 31:30 AMP
We live in a world and culture in which women are given a message that if you desire to move forward and succeed then sex must be the focus. But in God’s kingdom it is the opposite. In God’s kingdom a woman who fears the Lord and honors Him with her life and body is highly honored.
What does this mean you may ask? It means that in everything a woman does she does it to please the Lord. This includes everything from the way she dresses to the way she interacts with men. There are many women today who simply use their bodies to manipulate men and get what they want. This desire is driven by the sinful nature and by the lies and deception of Satan.
But in Christ a woman is a new creation. She is set free from the curse of sin and death. Her body and her life is a living sacrifice to the Lord and this truth will drive every decision she makes. If we believe we can claim to follow Christ but still live and pursue the world then we are sadly mistaken and deceived.
God created sex to be a beautiful thing shared between a husband and His wife. To be shared with a man and woman in the covenant of marriage. Satan and this world has so distorted God’s original design and today we live in a world in which people merely view sex as something to be done at any time and in any context.
When we live outside of the will of God and live for the desires of the flesh we bring destruction upon ourselves. This world will one day be destroyed and this life upon the earth is very short compared to eternity. May every women in the body of Christ understand her value in the eyes of her Heavenly Father. Desire to simply be a woman who fears the Lord and desires to honor Him with your life.