March 8, 2022, 8:00 AM

“…and everything that does not come from faith is sin.”
-Romans 14:23

The stuff the world promotes often looks great on the surface... until we dig a little deeper.

International Women’s Day, for example: Wow, a whole day dedicated to women.

The Bible, The Word, our Creator’s perfect revelation of eternally relational Holy Trinity to hopelessly depraved humanity… it upholds women very differently.

First, women are made in the image and likeness of God Almighty (Genesis 1:26-27)! Women are not some inferior or lesser version of men, but equally glorious image-bearers, equals in every way, yet distinct, special, and unique in divinely ordained roles.

Next, Scripture upholds the strength and nobility of women. Throughout theological history (including today!) when men dropped the ball, godly women like Tamar, Rahab, Deborah, Hebrew midwives, Moses’ mother, Ruth, Hannah, Esther, Mary, Anna, and Phoebe - we’re steadfast, courageous, faithful deacons - servants of God!

Furthermore, God’s view of women is so high… Scripture even paints the picture of all redeemed humanity being built together in perfect unity as Christ’s spotless Bride (Revelation 19:6-9)! His Bride is precisely who Christ Died for (Eph 5:25).

The world throws women a pacifying bone of recognition with a whole day.

In stark contrast, Scripture teaches and reveals the truth: women are divine image-bearers, unique, noble, reliable, courageous, beautiful, glorious, distinct, steadfast, equals, co-heirs, and daughters of God Almighty: King Jesus.

The world gives women a whole day of recognition. Christ Jesus, our Creator and King gave His whole life to redeem us into His eternal Bride.