by Jennifer Moreno
G-d made women his last creation here on Earth. Personally that means a lot to me and I think as women we don’t truly understand our worth and how G-d sees us. The beginning and the end of any story is always important and we were created last, which means we were the culmination of his creation!
If you think about it, in the Bible G-d speaks about husbands loving their wives like the church.
Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Just that verse alone shows you the worth of women. G-d died for the church, the church is precious to G-d, we are his church, the church is to bring ‘heaven on earth’ and preach the gospel. The Bible is calling men to love their wives like the church, what a profound comparison.
Also, in Genesis we learn that a woman was made from the rib of a man. “Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.”
Now, many people have different opinions on this and many say “well, why didn’t G-d just create a woman completely separate and equal like a man?”
In my opinion, G-d created a woman out of the rib of a man to not only design us to be essentially a “helper” to the man; but figuratively speaking, G-d didn’t take anything from a man from the bottom or above his body. G-d took it out of the rib, which is located on his side. What does that mean to me? That we were designed to be by his side. To stand next to our husbands and support them, be there for them, not to be their slaves and treated as though we’re less than. We were created as equals, but at the same time G-d used a man’s rib so that he would have a need for that missing rib, which is us.
G-d intended us to depend on one another. To me it makes perfect sense; therefore, we as women should see our worth. We are not disposables, we’re not to be treated like we’re sexual objects or allow any kind of verbal or physical abuse.
Take a look at proverbs 31:10 – “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”
A virtuous woman is a women with high moral standards, a women with a pure heart, values, etc. The Bible clearly shows how much women are valued, we are worth more than expensive jewels and diamonds.
Here’s another one, Proverbs 18:22 says – “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.” Take a moment to really understand the significance of this verse. I don’t know about you, but obtaining favor from the LORD is probably the number one thing you want from G-d. Who doesn’t want favor?
So imagine this, finding a “good wife” actually gives a man favor with the LORD? That speaks volumes of our worth, don’t you think?
At any rate, I could go on and on, but I think I’ve made my point. The bottom line is that we as women need to realize how much G-d loves us and how precious we are to Him. If G-d puts so much value on us, then why don’t we do that ourselves? We shouldn’t by any means accept any less from a man, we should expect to be treated like queens. Yes, I said it. Queens, not princesses, but queens!
I leave you with this last verse, though it speaks to wives and their homes, I also think it speaks to women in general metaphorically speaking.
Proverbs 14:1 – “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.”
Our “house” is what we think of ourselves and our self worth. A wise woman builds it, but a foolish woman tears herself down by not realizing her worth.
May G-d continue to bless you beautiful ladies. Amen. 🙂