The Behavior of a Godly Woman

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Titus 2: 12. “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”

God has clearly expressed his mind and Will on the kind of behaviors he wants us to live in through his Word. The Bible is the final authority and standard of living for every believing Christian.

Behavior according to Wikipedia is defined as the range of actions and mannerisms made by individuals, in conjunction with themselves or their environment. Biblically Behavior is defined as the well-ordered life of the Christian. The modest way of living of a believer. A blameless life in Christ, before Christ and man. Behavior in God’s word is simply talking about Godly characters.

It is the privilege and duty of every Christian {whether man or woman} to pursue godliness, to study godliness, and to practice godliness. Galatians 5: 22. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

As women our behaviors are to be godly, and pleasing to the heart of God and it should build the church of Christ and not to put up behaviors that would grieve the heart of God and pull down the Church of Christ. Women are important Vessels in the family, in the church and also powerful instruments in the hands of God; therefore she must pursue godly characters and behaviors.

It is expedient that every believing woman should live as examples to the women who are not of her fold and especially the women who are in the world. Romans 13:13 AMPC “Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy.”

The Behavior of the Godly Woman

  1. Her Speech – Women are highly blessed when it comes to talking. What a man can say in a sentence, a woman will explain in ten sentences. Let’s look into the discourse between Saul and some young maidens on the way to looking for the Prophet in 1 Samuel 9: 11. “And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here? 12. And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he came to day to the city; for there is a sacrifice of the people to day in the high place: 13. As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him. 14. And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.” The young maidens gave thorough details of the activities of the Prophet to people they were not familiar with, all they could have done was give a simple answer. A Godly Woman is not loud or boisterous but instead she is quiet and meek – so many women who find it hard to discipline their talking abilities have sold themselves into the hands of the enemy because they refuse to caution their mouth. A Godly Woman is not a gossip but rather she is a trustworthy confidant – one of the greatest gifts of womanhood is the ability to counsel others because women have the patience and compassion for people. A gossip will divide the church; break up homes and marriages if not stopped. I Timothy 5:13 (KJV). “And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.” Proverbs 31:26 (KJV). “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” A godly woman speaks words of blessings and not curses. She knows when and where to speak and when to hold her tongue. When she does speak she does so in a wise and kind manner
  2. Her appearance – Women are feminine and beautiful. She is a perfect reflection of the feminine side of God. He is the Elshaddai {the breasted one}; the Godly woman is made in the image of God. Women are prone to wanting to look good but which can easily be overdone or extreme or out of place if not cautioned. Why the Bible puts caution to it because bodies deteriorate but persons develop I Timothy 2:9 (KJV) “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;” The Godly Woman should dress appropriate to every occasion (modestly). “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” – I Peter 3:3-4 (KJV). She cares for her beauty knowing that her husband desires it as Christ Jesus desires the beauty of His church. Proverbs 31: 30. “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”. “As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.” – Proverbs 11:22 (KJV)
  3. Her Ambition – A Godly Woman is ambitious as a wife, a mother, homemaker and as a career woman. Her primary ambition of course is her family {her husband and children} We are in a time and season where men don’t marry women who would become liabilities. God has blessed the woman with a multitasking nature which allows her to confidently manage all her ambitions successfully. When it comes to her home she is ambitious towards the care of it and she is never lazy or idle – Her home is her priority building it with love and care. “She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens…She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” – Proverbs 31:15 & 27 (KJV). To be filled with the bread of idleness is to be filled with ungodly behaviors. The Godly Woman influences and teaches other women to be good wives and mothers Proverbs 31: 16. “She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.” “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.” – Proverbs 31:11 (KJV) because he knows they will never fall into lack
  4. Her sexuality – The sexuality of the woman is more visible and pronounced than that of the male because of her structural built. The Godly Woman has to understand how to behave with her sexuality because it is one tool which the devil uses against humanity. The Godly woman must be cautious of not using her sexuality to manipulate the men. “For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.” – Proverbs 6:26 (KJV). The Godly young woman should protect her virginity for marriage “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” – Hebrews 13:4 (KJV). In marriage she ravishes her husband with her body and she never defrauds him. And they are satisfied with one another. “4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.” – I Corinthians 7:4-5
  5. Her submission – Ephesians 5:22-24 (KJV) “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” 1 Corinthians 11:3 “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” Submission is the putting of oneself under the authority of another. It is an act of humility, something that both Godly men and women should practice daily. Paul teaches that women ought to submit to the authority of men in the church. But this must never be an excuse to foster inequality. Christ submitted to the Father, yet He is equal to the Father in worth and essence. Therefore, submission is about order, not value! Healthy submission is characterised by loyalty, humility, and consideration, and it seeks the greater good. Ideally, it should be mutual and reciprocal, rather than one-sided, with both husband and wife helping and serving each other. Submission does not mean tolerance of abominable acts. Obedience is to God first The Godly Woman has a submissive spirit as opposed to a contentious spirit
  6. Her Worship – The primary purpose of every man including women is to worship God. The Godly Woman gives herself to sincere worship of her God. She is a praying soldier of Christ. And she allows the Word of God to dwell in her richly.

In conclusion the behavior of the Godly Woman must be:

1.As unto the Lord – Colossians 3: 23. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” With the fear of God – like the example of Joseph with potiphars wife

2. In the Love of God – 1 Corinthians 13: 3. “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing

3. With the Spirit of God – 1 Corinthians 12: 7. “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” He is our help and guide.

4. In humility – James 4: 6. “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” Forsake pride. God hates a proud heart. ..

What kind of behaviors do you consider as ungodly? Would love to read your contributions. Shalom!

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