The meaning of a woman has never been more open ended and therefore, in this write-up, we shall defined a woman from Genesis 2: 21-23. “ So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,“This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man”
Therefore a Woman can be defined as the second human begin created out of the rib of the first human created by God called a man. A woman therefore is the Human being created out of the rib of a Man and the first man called the first woman Eve. The name Eve in Hebrew means: Life, Living, Lively.
It is interesting to know that God created the man first and then created the woman after he saw that the man is not complete without a help mate fit for him therefore God Almighty cause the man to have a deep sleep and then from his rib formed a Woman – Another man with a womb, who is this man with a womb – WO-MAN. Let’s see the definition and functions of a womb.
Womb: The womb also knows as (uterus) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman’s lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus.
The functions of a womb include nurturing the fertilized ovum that develops into the fetus and holding it till the baby is mature enough for birth. The fertilized ovum gets implanted into the endometrium and derives nourishment from blood vessels which develop exclusively for this purpose of maturing the new life.
What are the unique qualities of this man with a Womb?
1. She a lover of God, she gives herself for the service God
2. She is the container or hollow that God uses to nurture life
3. She bring out the best in people around her because she nurtures them to maturity
4. She has her own goals and is supportive of yours
5. A decent relationship with her parents, husbands and other people around her.
6. She’s emotionally stable. Knowing her emotion can affect others
7. She’s nice, smart and respectful.
8. She’s a team player
9. She doesn’t ask for the moon
10. She keeps her cool in arguments
11. She takes care of herself
12. She is okay with each other’s baggage
15. She keeps her preferences last
16. She accepts your faults and makes you better
17. She cares for her family
18. She takes care of you when you’re sick
19. She makes you feel important
20. She lets things go for the sake of peace and the happiness of other
21. She has a great sense of humor.
What is the Wonderful Differences between Men and Women?
There is a distinct and clear difference in how men and women are designed. Every branch of science from neuroscience to anthropology now confirms something the Bible has laid out all along. Of course, we believe that those differences are good and there for a reason: God has an intended framework for what a man should be and what a woman should be. And every part of our identities will be affected by how we live out that design.
Most of us today would agree that yes, men and women are different, and move on. But without a clear biblical definition of manhood and womanhood, without a clear vision of how they are different and why, both men and women have trouble separating life-giving pursuits from mistakes and mirages. There is nothing specific to aspire to, strive for, or check ourselves against. “Am I a woman?” “Did I behave like a man today?” If God really has created us male and female for a purpose, those are absolutely essential questions. And the only place the life-giving, encouraging answers can be found is in a biblical understanding of why God Created Man and Woman.
We learnt in Genesis that of all the things God created, none is more meaningful than humanity. Men and women stand as equals at the apex of God’s created order. In Genesis 1: 27 we read, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Here we learn that women and men were designed to reflect God’s image over the rest of creation. But just as important is what lies at the heart of this design. Of all things it is gender: male and female.
The thing we must first decide is whether we’re going to believe this central tenet. This is a crucial first turn in the maze, the divide for living life. Did God create us special, and is one’s gender purposeful, or are we all merely a product of random chance? Our decision here has huge ramifications for how we proceed in life and view masculinity and femininity. Of course, you can choose to believe that everything exists by pure accident and that nothing has a fixed purpose. If that’s the case, then you are left to create your own definition of manhood and womanhood. On the other hand, if God created the universe as Genesis says He did and you believe it, then you find yourself called to embrace a breathtaking dignity and fixed meaning to your life and your womanhood. You are purposeful designed, intentional created, and God has put you here because He is out to achieve something in the gender He wrapped you in.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies” (Prov 31:10)
It is a difficult time for women. Our society presses ahead in an effort to convince women that the biblical picture of a good woman is outdated and demeaning. Women are assured that without ambition for a secular career and a disdain for family life, they are worthless and sell themselves short. In such a climate, it is essential that we return to the biblical truth and God’s definition of a woman.
A woman works for her family. In Proverbs, King Lemuel describes the virtuous wife by the tremendous amount of work she does for her family. “She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household”(Prov 31:15). “She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household is clothed with scarlet“(Prov 31:21). This kind of work will not be trumpeted in the streets or make headline news, yet God says it is part of what a woman will do. Paul, an inspired apostle of Jesus Christ, wanted the younger women to be taught “to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed”(Titus 2:5). “Homemakers” here does not necessarily imply a career choice, but rather one who is willing to work at home. Paul also desired that younger widows “marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity for the adversary to speak reproachfully”(1 Tim 5:14). Some would argue that Paul is simply a chauvinist living in the distant past, but Godly women know Paul spoke for God (1 Cor 14:37). Actually, what Paul and Proverbs are teaching is that God wants women to work for their families! There is no shame in such work, and it is never to be denigrated! Certainly God does not exclude women from working-Lydia, for example, held a job (Acts 16:14)-but rather wants women to know that family work is of the utmost importance, and cannot be dismissed. She is the home manager, in her container is the blessings for her household and she must learn to distribute it well
A Woman works with her husband rather than challenging his authority or doing him harm. “The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life”(Prov 31:11-12). Lemuel speaks of the husband being well-respected in the community due to his wife’s support and work behind the scenes (v. 23). In God’s ideal family, husband and wife are a team working together to overcome problems, strengthen one another, and raise godly children. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord”(Eph 5:22). Husbands are to take the lead, and our world desperately needs stronger, faithful husbands to lead in homes. But also needed are godly, submissive women who will support and work with their husbands to strengthen the home. The modern world scoffs at this role for women, urging them to challenge their husbands for supremacy within the home. Husbands who lead in the Bible pattern are painted as dominating and oppressive. “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand“(Mark 3:25), and when women refuse to work with their husbands, this is why so many homes are broken today? A valuable woman works with and supports her husband-despite his failings-and knows that the peace that comes from submission is far more valuable than always getting her way.
A woman works for the Lord. The godly woman’s work is not just for her family, it is also for her God. “She extends her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy“(Prov 31:20). The passage concludes with a grand statement: “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised”(Prov 31:30). Simply put, there are many things women can do for the Lord in a better way than men can. Consider Dorcas, who God says was “full of good works and charitable deeds which she did”(Acts 9:36), including “tunics and garments”(v. 39) she had made for many of the widows in Joppa. Though a few men might have the ability to do such work, this kind woman was able to do something that has echoed through eternity because she worked for the Lord. Paul urges Christian women not to adorn themselves in ostentatious clothing, but “which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works“(1 Tim 2:10). These works may be quietly done and overlooked by our world, but God sees them and promises to reward (Matt 6:4). When life is done and we look back over our lives, our focus will not be on how many ladders we climbed or the size of the paychecks we earned, but on whether we worked for the Lord. Valuable women realize the importance of God’s work.
Women today are in a difficult position, but God’s pattern for a worthwhile woman is still valid and functional. Perhaps women are able to balance the pressures of a career and the work the Bible describes-and if so, I applaud you. But may we never lose sight of the work God has given to women, and never flinch when others ridicule women for listening to God and simply doing their duty. Be a woman who has great worth in the eyes of God!
“Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates” (Prov 31:31).
Now relax and ask yourself, Am I glad to be WOMAN- God’s container for nurturing life.