WORTH OF WOMEN
‘‘When Women and girls, everywhere begin to see themselves as more than inanimate objects; but as beautiful beings capable of deep feelings and high thoughts, this has the capacity to create change all around. The kind of change that is for the better.”
better.” -C. JoyBell
I believe that every woman has been created in the image of God and is infinitely valuable and significant to Him.
When you value something, you protect it. God values women. And God wants women to be protected. We live in a society where women are not valued, and sadly the women have believed the negative report the society has spoken about them.
Towards the beginning of the book, the writer of Judges describes women in greater detail, like Deborah and Jael (ch. 4-5). But gradually, women’s identities become less and less defined and more and more in harm’s way (like the woman in ch. 9). Instead of being named, they are anonymous. Instead of being quoted, they are silent. By the time we hear about the Unnamed Concubine in chapter 19, Israel had so morally declined that they were just like the surrounding pagan nations. The writer is telling something about the nation’s spiritual state – when they turned away from the Lord, they devalued humanity.
The extent to which a culture rejects and rebels against the only true God, means its women will be unvalued and unprotected. Millions of women and girls are trafficked each year, women are abducted, some are forced to marry men they aren’t in love with, women are open to abuse by sponsors because they must make a living for themselves and provide for their families. Where women haven’t been physically enslaved, they’ve become slaves to the idea that their power is measured by their sexuality. In both cases, women are not seen as persons; they’re regarded as products.
God considers women as worth the life of His Son to redeem them (Is. 43:1-4). He values women and wants them to be protected. Even when we see, hear, or even endure the wrongs and atrocities against women in this world, He never forgets their worth. A day will come when every injustice against women will be answered in perfect measure by a justice- keeping God. He sees every violation of the women and girls that are so precious to Him. No matter how women are devalued, denigrated, or discarded in this sinful world, nothing can lessen the immeasurable worth that they have in the heart of God. He values women. He values us. He values you.
“If people want something to be wrong about you— they are going to make things wrong about you. That is why it is my belief to never try and prove anything to anyone. Real diamonds belong to people who know how to spot a real diamond; they don’t belong to people who need to be convinced that they are real diamonds.”
What is your worth child of God?