There are many characteristics that describe a "great" woman, but how do you describe a godly woman? What makes a godly woman, and how can she show her faith? As Christians, we all strive to be more religious, healthier, and godly, but how do we do that?
As Christian women, the world can be unforgiving. In a rapidly changing society, it is difficult to uphold Christian values, but it is up to us to fulfill the life God has planned for us.
What is the definition of a godly woman?
If someone asked you, “Do you think [so-and-so] is religious,” what would you say?
If you were to say no, what would be your reasons for that answer? Think about your own life. What do you think a less godly woman would do to you?
A godly woman is kind, gentle, patient, caring, compassionate, godly and humble. That is a big task and big footsteps to fill. It is important to remember that no human being is perfect because we all fall short of the great God we love and worship.
All we can do is wake up each day and do our best to live our eternal destiny. This is the most important quality of the godly woman. Godly women love God, seek Him, and thank Him even in their darkest days.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of trouble. For there will be people selfish, greedy, haughty, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, ungodly, heartless, ruthless, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love of good, treacherous, ruthless, haughty in vanity, more friends of joy than lovers of God, having some form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people. – 2 Timothy 3:1-9
As you read these verses, does any of the traits you should avoid in the scriptures describe you? If so, you may want to read on to learn more about accepting the qualities of a godly woman.
What makes a woman?
It's a terribly complicated question because we live in a society that's utterly torn apart by socioeconomic norms. In some parts of the world, the definition of a woman hasn't changed for hundreds of years. In our modern Western society, the characteristics of a woman have changed enormously over the last century.
But what makes a woman? What makes a woman what she is? It's not about who she's married to, what her family is like, or what family she's from. It's about what's in your heart. It's about how strong your faith is. These are factors that truly define a woman because they represent her heart and soul before the Lord.
“God is in their midst; it will not move; God will help you when the morning comes.
- Psalm 46:5
While it's easy to feel like the world is against you, God is with you no matter what. Women face many difficulties, but even in the lowest moments of life, when nothing is going your way, God is with you. As Christians, we understand that no one can be against you when God is with you.
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not in vain. On the contrary, I've worked harder than everyone else, even though it wasn't me, it was the grace of God that is with me. – 1 Corinthians 15:10
As Christian women, we too can sometimes feel like "second best." It is important to remember that God also created women in his own image. The Lord supports us, guides us and is always by our side.
As women, we tend to let the world define us, and that definition changes rapidly with every new trend. We need to stay true to our roots and focus on what the scriptures teach us and what our church tells us. By doing so, we are sure to fulfill the life God has planned for us and to live as godlyly as possible.
15 characteristics of a godly woman
There are qualities that we all strive for in this life. We want to be healthy, fit, whole, patient, kind and much more. But within these qualities are the attributes of a godly woman. These are things we should all try to do more often.
1. Godly women seek God
Do people see you as a person who exemplifies God and represents his good nature? Godly women seek God regularly in their lives. They reject the lies and realize that nothing else can satisfy them.
This is a problem we all know. We seek fulfillment in so many areas of life, but godly women understand that true satisfaction comes only from God.
2. Godly women talk about faith
Open correction is better than hidden love. Loyal are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of the enemy. – Proverbs 27:5-6
One of the most important qualities of a godly woman is sharing her faith. A woman of God is not afraid to share her faith and makes sure everyone knows and understands her relationship with the Lord, regardless of fear of ridicule. This is important for everyone, not just women.
A great way to share your faith is to get involved in your local church community. Many women find comfort in this type of activity because it allows them to surround themselves with other godly women.
3. Godly women are beautiful
Likewise, I want women to dress modestly, modestly, and discreetly, not with fancy haircuts or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good works, as befits women who profess to be godly. – 1 Timothy 2:9-10
It's an incredibly challenging time to be a woman. We live in a world that is so sexualized and obsessed with personal appearance. But pious women don't worry about that. They don't care, they don't give in to pressure and see their true beauty. Godly women are beautiful.
They are beautiful because they are not afraid to dress modestly. These women don't brag and brag because they understand the negative effects that this type of behavior can have.
Devout women also recognize that bodies age, and that's no reason to turn back the clock. Your body is beautiful the way it is because it belongs to you and you are a child of God. Those who seek plastic surgeries and enhancements are too focused on the things of this world.
4. Godly women are humble
Do nothing out of selfishness or vanity, but humbly regard one another as more important than yourself; Pay attention not only to your personal interests, but also to the interests of others. Have that mind in you that was also in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 2:3-5
Women spend a lot of time taking care of their loved ones. Caring for others can sometimes be a grim and thankless task, but it is a task that further glorifies God and shows how godly you are. Women should always see their selfishness as the enemy.
This applies not only to women, but to everyone. We get so caught up in our own affairs, what we are doing, the plans we have and what is going to happen next that we stop thinking about others as much as we should.
It is important that women who want to live a godly lifestyle do not succumb to these feelings. God tells us that he works through us.
"Wasn't it my hand that made all these things, and that's how they came about?" says the LORD. “These are they that I look upon: the humble and contrite in spirit, trembling at my word.”—Isaiah 66:2
In this verse, God says he takes care of the humble. Those women who are not afraid to do something just because it is the right thing will be looked upon with great favor by the Lord.
5. Godly women serve God
“Whoever loves his life will lose it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there my servant will also be; if anyone serves me, the Father will honor him”. – John 12:25-26
Godly women serve the Lord in everything they do. They keep the mind focused on the ultimate goal. The ultimate goal of this life is to serve God, allow Him to work through us, and end eternal life in heaven. That should be our focus.
Women of God will understand this and let it dictate their conduct. When you realize that your only purpose in life is to glorify God, it will change you. This will of course mold you into a more pious woman because you will have a clear understanding of what needs to be done.
It is also extremely important that women seek God's attention more than men or women. We all go through times when we seek attention.
Everyone wants to feel loved and cared for, but we should try to remember whenever possible that God is the true meaning of passion and love.
6. Godly women bring up children
I know that in today's society many women feel inferior or less important if they stay at home and raise children, but rest assured that it makes God very happy. There are many hymns of praise in the Bible for women who do a great job in raising their children.
Motherhood is a thankless job that seems to put you in a bubble. When you look at other people with careers and ambitions, you feel like your life isn't worth much. But that couldn't be further from the truth because you are doing God's work.
Although I want to include all the verses from Proverbs 31 here, it's too long, so I'll share a few verses.
Her husband has full confidence in her.
and nothing is worthless.
She brings you good, not bad,
every day of your life.
She chooses wool and linen.
and works with eager hands.
She's like merchant ships
Bring your food from afar.
He gets up while it is still night;
She provides food for her family
and portions for their maids.
He looks at a field and buys it;
With what he earns, he plants a vineyard.
He begins his work energetically;
Your arms are strong for your tasks.
These verses show all that a strong and courageous woman can do. Women are strong and have their own unique abilities that complement a man perfectly.
That's one of the many reasons God put us here in the first place. Men and women need each other, and women play a very important role in this relationship and in the home.
7. Pious women are hospitable
Godly women are hospitable, but what exactly does that mean?
Hospitality means looking after a neighbor's house when they're away, or offering to babysit someone's children so they can spend time alone. As we all know, hospitality was very important in biblical times because it was a popular way of showing respect and appreciation.
Hospitality doesn't have to mean a twice-weekly dinner buffet for the entire neighborhood. It could be something as simple as sitting on your porch and talking to a friend.
"Offer each other hospitality without complaint." – 1 Peter 4:9
God tells us to invite people into our home, help others, and open our doors to those in need without complaining. One area that becomes a problem in this regard is when we compare ourselves to others.
We look at someone else's house and think it's so much nicer, so why should they come to our house?
It does not matter. It's not about how much you have, it's about the hospitality you show. How many times have you been at someone's house and not had a good time? Was it because they didn't have fancy china or because their couches weren't real leather? Doesn't it amuse you that they only have three rooms instead of four?
If you had fun at dinner, it was probably about the company, not the house.
8. Godly women serve others
A pious woman is an excellent servant. The word "servant" carries a negative stigma, but it is important to remember that Jesus was a servant. We are all servants of God, so there is no reason to think negatively.
Everything we do in our life serves someone else. Whether we're working 9-5, cooking, cleaning, or gardening, we're serving someone.
"He washed the feet of the saints, he helped the afflicted, he did all good works." – 1 Timothy 5:10
There are many ways we can serve others. You don't need to demand hours of your day. Take a look at your current situation and commitments, and see how you could better serve those you know.
Perhaps your church needs someone to help you send out prayer cards. This is an easy task that you can do in a few hours a week. Perhaps you have a great talent for dealing with children. You could volunteer to teach children at church.
Remember that not only does this need to involve your community, you can also do things outside of the community. If you're an avid cook, consider cooking or baking for a local charity. Or, if you enjoy visiting the elderly, you can volunteer at a local nursing home.
Whatever you choose, there are many ways you can glorify God and do His great work here on earth.
9. Godly women are submissive
This is another word that carries a negative stigma, but it shouldn't. Submitting to someone is nothing more than acknowledging the fact that that person has authority over you. That doesn't mean your life is less valuable or important, it just means someone in some role has authority over you.
“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the man is the head of the woman, just as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and he himself is her Savior. As the church is subject to Christ, so wives are subject to their husbands in everything."
– Epheser 5:22-24
These verses tell us that the church is subject to Christ. This is something we really do without thinking about it. Likewise, wives must submit to their husbands.
Well, that doesn't mean you have to do whatever he wants, get away with it, and never have the right to say no. It just means that you should do whatever it takes to make him happy. Try to serve it any way you can.
“Be among you this feeling that it is in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as a thing to be clung to, but emptied himself by taking the form accepted a servant and was born a human. And being in the condition of a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death and death on the cross.
- Philippians 2:5-8
God did not see your status as a reason to hold your head high and look down on others. Instead, he took the form of a serf to work among serfs.
Sometimes we need to take a step back and realize that we are not special, we are not human. Therefore we must do everything possible to serve God. The Bible teaches us that one way is to minister to our husbands.
10. Godly women teach others
God directs us all to "teach what is good." This means that God believes we all have something to teach, but He also wants to make sure what we teach is consistent with His eternal purpose.
I guarantee that if you look around you now, you will find examples of this in your life. We can all be mentors to someone. Chances are you have someone in your life who has been your mentor.
This doesn't mean you have to have a special skill to pass it on to someone else. A mentor can simply offer advice or share their own experience to help someone.
Perhaps you became a parent at a young age and went through many difficulties. You can provide help and guidance to young women who are struggling emotionally and financially as new mothers.
It is important for women to lift other women up and never put them down. Make an effort every day to teach someone and you will be doing God's great work.
11. Godly women love their families
Love at home is one of the most important keys to being a godly woman. God instructs us to love our husbands and children that is our main goal and goal in life.
While home focus may seem like an "old fashioned" way of life, it is still important to the Christian walk. If we do all we can to put our internal affairs in order, everything else is likely to be put in order as well.
One of the most important things we can do is to speak kindly about our family as much as possible. Don't talk bad about your husband behind his back. it dishonors you. When we publicly disregard it, we undermine the love and commitment in our relationship.
Our children are important too. Today we live in a society full of distractions. We need to make sure we spend less time on distractions and more time on our kids. I think it helps to take the time to do this.
I try to set aside some time each day to play or do something fun with my kids. During this time they have my full attention. I'm not looking at my phone or talking to another person or thinking about anything else right now. I'm determined to give you my undivided attention and you're really looking forward to it.
12. Godly women have self-control
God says that a woman who lacks discretion is like a jewel in a pig's nose. It's ridiculous, out of place, embarrassing, a joke. Something adorable becomes ridiculous in the context of indiscretion. She may be pretty, a real jewel of beauty, but if the jewel is in a pig's nose, what's the point? - Proverbs 11
As women, we can sometimes lack self-control. We express anger in our words and act on our own selfish needs. we all do. Patience is probably something we can all work on and do better.
Self-control takes many forms and can even mean keeping your mouth shut when you are about to say something. Keeping the peace is important, and looking after the needs of others first is what really counts.
13. Godly women have homes
“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. A woman with a heart for God devotes her efforts to building her home and increasing her wealth. A foolish wife debases her house through mismanagement." - Proverbs 14:1
A good question to ask here is, "Are you building or tearing down your home?" What are you doing with your house right now to make it a home? Our society seems to no longer allow cleanliness to exist, but it is an elementary part of marriage and family.
Remember that cleaning is much more than cooking and cleaning. It is the very process of turning four walls of wood and stone into a place of life, laughter and memories. How would you describe your house?
Our home is meant to be a place of connection, but then again, we live in such a complicated world. We don't often get together at home to share our day, talk about tomorrow, and appreciate our relationships. Today's homes are more of a place to do your own things and sleep separately.
It is very important that we find ways to spend time with our families and socialize regularly.
While connection and love are important, maintaining a home is the other half of the business. Cooking, cleaning and chores are an important part of making a house a home.
"She takes good care of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."
- Proverbs 31:27
God is telling us that we should spend less time lying down, relaxing, and resting and more time being as productive as possible, because that's how God wants us to use our time. We need to look for new ways to make our homes better for the whole family.
14. Godly women are kind
Kindness is an essential part of a godly woman. This is a simple feature, but it's something we could probably all improve on. Instead of holding grudges against people, forgive them. Instead of yelling at someone, try to stay calm.
We are very attached to our feelings. So when something happens, the first instinct is to attack. But it's better to stay cool, calm, and collected all the time. Even if someone has offended us, it is better not to hold grudges, because that does no one any good.
Remember a time when you were mean to someone and always put yourself in someone else's place.
Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's chosen ones, with holy and beloved hearts, merciful, kind, humble, meek and patient, bearing with one another and forgiving one another when one has anything against the other; As the Lord has forgiven you, so should you. And above all, clothe yourselves with love, which unites everything in perfect harmony. – Colossians 3:12-14
That's why I love the scriptures! There are always verses that describe every little detail of what we want to be in life. God tells us to forgive as He has forgiven us, what more do we need? It also says that we should put love first because love is the ultimate glue that holds everything together.
15. Pious women are grateful
After all, pious women are grateful for everything. Even when things are difficult and nothing seems to be going right, they are still grateful. Godly women appreciate their blessings because they understand that there are people in far worse situations.
We all go through times when we don't feel close to God and our faith begins to wane, but it's very important that you call on God during this time. Thank him for everything, even if you feel like you don't have anything to be grateful for.
Do not worry about anything, but bring your requests before God with thanksgiving in every situation of prayer and supplication. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
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