There are a plethora of inspiring Bible verses about being a woman of God. It makes you wonder if the Bible is the most (or the only) thing that matter to women.
Because, now that we’ve brought it up, there is a slew of other scriptures regarding being a woman in the Bible, as well as verses about living a virtuous life in general. While we’re on the subject, what exactly is a “godly woman”?
What does it take to be a woman of God?
Such a woman is diligent, has a great sense of business, is compassionate, is future-oriented, is an excellent teacher, is committed to her family, and, above all, embodies the main quality of biblical wisdom, the fear of the Lord.” Her morality shines through as she avoids sin.
Bible verses about being a woman of God
In religious studies, the idea of a woman of God being a representation of how women should behave has had its critics, but it remains a common understanding that women can be morally better than men. Below are Bible verses to let you know what makes a woman of God.
Proverbs 31:25 – Strenght and Honour
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
~ Proverbs 31:25
A woman of God possesses many excellent attributes, and being clothed with power and perfection, dignity and honor is a lovely way to characterize someone who trusts in the Lord and reveres His holy name.
A Godly woman is expected to be clothed in righteousness, strength, and humility, shod with the gospel of peace, and covered with a garment of gracious praise in the Bible, and each virtue that is manifested in the life of a believer is simply the reflected glory of Christ’s own perfect righteousness and gracious humility.
Proverbs 31:17 – She is not Weak or Feeble
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
~ Proverbs 31:17
The Godly woman is not the stereotypically feeble or weak woman. She is strong, according to God, and she does everything she can to maintain physical strength in her arms.
Please don’t take this as implying that a virtuous lady is a fitness nut. She is a woman who understands how important it is to be able to retain her physical strength for the benefit of her family, the task God has called her to undertake, and even her own health.
Psalm 46:5 – She is Favored
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
~ Psalm 46:5
“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved,” is a saying frequently used to inspire women of God in difficult situations.
Nonetheless, the “her” mentioned here is Jerusalem (Psalm 46:4). While reading this verse, it is acceptable to feel encouraged, knowing that God’s strength protects those who honor Him (Exodus 20:6).
She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!”
~ Luke 1:45(HCSB)
This young, teenage virgin believed God’s word and she trusted that there would be a fulfillment of what had been said to her by the Lord, for she was part of Israel’s faithful remnant. Mary awaited the arrival of her Messiah.
She knew the prophecies and oracles belonged to Israel; she knew the Shekinah glory was theirs; she knew the covenants, the Law, and the prophets were theirs; she knew her Saviour was coming – one day to visit and save her people, just as He had done so many years before in Egypt.
Proverbs 31:20-21 – She is a woman of faith.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
~ Proverbs 31:26
The faith and relationship a woman has with Christ are what make her a woman of God. Without trust in God, becoming a woman of God is impossible.
She is said to be fearful of the Lord and will be commended. Her faith is evident in her personality and daily activities.
With a pleasant mood, the amoral woman serves others. She is a willing worker who is considerate of others. While keeping her priorities, she goes out to aid those around her.
Proverbs 31:26 – A wise woman
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
~ Proverbs 31:26
This scripture is one of several that describe a virtuous and Godly woman. The mix of intellect and kindness in this verse appears to be fantastic, and I can imagine how nice it would be to converse with this woman.
This is a description of a virtuous lady in those days, yet this applies to women of any age or nation. She is trustworthy, and he will entrust her with his management.
She takes great care to earn her husband’s respect and affection, understand his thoughts, and allow him to govern over her. He is content in her company. And she makes it a point to do him well on a regular basis.
A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
~ Proverbs 11:16
Here, King Solomon compares the respect that a woman of God receives from otherworldly women. The inference is that a gracious person can obtain respect as well as money, while a heartless person can just gain money.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
~ Joshua 1:9 (NASB)
Joshua was summoned and told to be brave and strong. He was to get his power from the Lord God and not from his own might or intellect.
Joshua and the Israelites would have failed if they tried to conquer the promised land with their own courage and power; instead, they were to put their faith in the Lord their God, who had vowed to be with them wherever they went.
You too, as a woman of God, must immerse yourself in God’s word; concentrate on God’s promises; trust in the truth of God’s Word – and follow God’s demands, which have been given to the Church, in the assurance that Christ is with us.
Bible verse about being a godly woman.
Regardless of our age or condition, we are all called to live as godly women. However, if you want to be a godly woman in today’s environment, you must understand what that entails. If you don’t know what the Bible says about being a godly woman, you can’t be one!
Women are given several particular instructions in the Bible. We’ll look at a few of them.
Proverbs 12:4 – She is a crown to her husband
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
~ Proverbs 12:4
Solomon is now writing about a wonderful woman of God. The use of royal terms denotes a woman of noble character and competence.
A decent woman accomplishes these by providing her husband honor and dignity, just as a crown distinguishes a man from asking others.
Proverbs 31 goes into greater detail about such a woman. Among the numerous things she performs, Proverbs 31 says she is good to her husband (Proverbs 31:12).
Her wisdom and compassion come from her mouth, and she is far more valuable to her husband than jewels (Proverbs 31:10). (Proverbs 31:26). Ruth was a wonderful woman. “All my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman,” Boaz said to Ruth, whom he subsequently married (Ruth 3:11).
Acts 21:9 – Total Dedication
And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
~ Acts 21:9
In the New Testament, this man’s four daughters were described as virgins and they did prophesy.
This word meant not only that they were still single, but that they had dedicated themselves to God’s service, specifically the selfless service to God’s kingdom.
This is how to be a Godly woman. Total dedication to God’s service is the way forward.
And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.
~ Ruth 3:11
Boaz’s actions in this verse deserve praise. He made no attempt to exploit Ruth; he did not regard her as a poor, destitute outsider, nor did he suspect her of any wrongdoing.
He talked highly of her as a moral and Godly woman, gave her a promise, and sent her away with a gift for her mother-in-law as soon as the morning arrived.
In your everyday life, no matter the situation you find yourself in, you should be as Godly as Ruth was even in a strange land, God was still Godly.
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea.
~ Romans 16:1
We have seen in this verse that the Roman Church is specifically urged to accept Phebe, it has been assumed that she was one of the parties to whom St. Paul committed his Epistle.
Clearly, the word “servant” has more than a menial connotation here: Phebe was a dedicated helper of the society of Cenchreae, a Godly woman, and a person of substance and power.
We should live our lives in such a way that this type of testimony can be said about us by leaders of the church.
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
~ Proverbs 31:10 (NASB)
We find king Lemuel, which means “devoted to God,” offering grateful praise for his mother’s wisdom and virtue in a passage of scripture that all women of God would be pleased to emulate.
She is capable and knowledgeable; she consoles and encourages, and her husband and children praise her for her wisdom and honesty, as well as her compassion and mercy.
She is frugal and hardworking; sensible and self-disciplined, giving and inventive… and she is clad with dignity and strength, integrity and kindness – goodness and grace.
What does God say about woman.
God’s word tells us that a woman should be modest in what she wears and the way she acts. A woman is not to wear men’s clothing or jewelry that may cause her to stumble. She is a virtuous woman and her husband trusts her.
A woman loves children and cares for them, she loves her husband and family, she works hard at home and raises her children in the instruction of the Lord. She knows that God is mighty and powerful, He can do anything.
A woman also knows that God has given us all the free will to choose if we want to serve Him or not. If we are humble enough to ask Him into our lives then He will be there waiting for us with open arms ready to give us the peace and joy that only He can give.
There are a lot of verses that can teach us about what it means to be a woman of God. The things that He says about women in the Bible are not always what people want to hear, but it is what we need to have an accurate Biblical understanding. God knows the heart and just wants His children to understand how valuable they are in His sight.