Highlights from the Reading:
“All of creation (including male and female) was designed to showcase God’s eternal power and divine nature (Romans 1:19-20). Sadly, His beautiful design for male and female (along with everything else in this world) was damaged by sin. But it became God’s masterpiece when He re-created it through Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:10). Through the cross, Christ defeated the power of Satan and sin, so manhood and womanhood can once again display the magnificent beauty of His created design.” ~ True Woman 101, page 166
“Just as an engaged woman eagerly, lovingly prepares for her wedding, desirous to be her most beautiful for her groom, so the thought of being eternally wedded to our holy Groom should motivate us to spend our lives here on earth wholly devoted to Him.” ~True Woman 101, page 170
The nineteenth-century German philosopher Heinrich Heine said: “Show me your redeemed life and I might be inclined to believe in your Redeemer”. That’s precisely Paul’s point in Titus 2 and in the broader context of the entire epistle. Women (and men) whose character and behavior are in accordance with biblical teaching (“sound doctrine”) point people to Christ and make the gospel visible and credible to believers and unbelievers alike.” ~True Woman 101, page 175
“Our culture would have us believe that soft womanly disposition is wimpy and repugnant -that we lose our personalities and personal identities and become weak cowering doormats by embracing it. But a closer examination of the meaning of gentleness quietness and amenability demonstrated that this isn’t the case at all. And as we begin to understand and live it out, the power and beauty of this womanly disposition becomes increasingly clear.” ~True Woman 101, page 177
“A godly woman has been gripped with a more awesome vision of beauty than a woman who does not know God. The gospel has revolutionized her understanding of what true beauty is. She’s caught a glimpse of Christ, and it’s taken her breath away. Displaying that beauty has become more important and desirable to her than pursuing the fleeting beauty of the world. And even her desire for external beauty is rooted in a heart to display His beauty.” ~True Woman 101, page 181
If you have not taken the time to watch the video for week three please take 20 minutes this week to do so. You will be encouraged listening to this panel of women remind you about the truths in God’s Word that tell you how important your womanhood really is!! (If you are viewing this in your email you will need to click through to the blog here to view the video.)
We want to hear from you and what the Lord is teaching you through this study. Please share your thoughts with us!!
How can we cultivate true womanly beauty?
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Here is our assignment for next week and we will meet again at Thankful Homemaker or Homemaker by Choice on October 24th. My daughter Amber and I (Marci) will be alternating weeks with the study so she will have week six. We will put the post up on both blogs so you will not miss anything if you are a follower of one of our blogs and not the other
The Beauty of a Modest Heart – Revive Our Hearts
Blood, Sweat and Tears – True Woman Blog
The Beauty of Meekness – Revive Our Hearts
Is Meek for the Weak? – True Woman Blog
Today’s Woman – Revive Our Hearts Article
The True Woman Makeover – 30 Day Challenge
Additional video clips below on how we can have a total makeover:
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Related Posts in the Series:
True Woman 101: Divine Design Study Series