Being Feminine


Being Feminine
By Mrs. Cathy Rice

The Branding Iron

Being feminine is a woman's birthright! It is always hard for me to understand why any woman would want to give up this cherished possession. A tremendous example is given to us of a lovely, beautiful, feminine woman in Proverbs 31:10-31. Get your Bible and notice:

1. A feminine woman is clean and pure in heart, mind and body. "…of noble character. She is worth far more than rubies." Verse 10

2. A feminine woman makes her husband feel important. "Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value." Verse 11

3. A feminine woman wants to please her husband in all her ways. "She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." Verse 12

4. A feminine woman is energetic, industrious, and she works at pleasing her husband. "…works with eager hands… brings her food from afar… gets up while it is still dark… out of her earnings she plants a vineyard." Verses 13-16

5. A feminine woman will not let her figure go. She keeps herself physically, emotionally and mentally fit and able, thus announcing to all that she is concerned that her husband loves her. "She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks." Verse 17 "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." Verse 25

6. A feminine woman will want to help her husband by saving. She is economical and strives to be a good businesswoman. "…her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers." Verses 18 & 19 "She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes." Verse 24

7. A feminine woman is unselfish and thoughtful, not only of her husband, but of those in her family and friends round about. "She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. …all of them are clothed in scarlet." Verses 20 &21

8. A feminine woman will never disguise the fact that she is female. She will find it easy to convince her husband that she is a fascinating female if she looks and acts like one. "She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple." Verse 22

9. A feminine woman will be soft-voiced and attentive to her husband's needs. "She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household…" Verses 26 &27

10. A feminine woman will have pride in herself—as her husband's wife. "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’" Verses 28 & 29

Being feminine should never be sacrificed even if you work. Your image or presentation should include feminine dress, grooming, carriage, posture, voice, language—in other words, be completely feminine as God made you.

For this you shall be rewarded.

"… a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. … let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Verses 30 &31

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