Why Was Woman Created?
“Good day, Lori. I must say that I have been blessed by your blog and YouTube videos. Yes, I’m one of your subscribers. I have been pondering and worrying in my heart over these messages that you teach. I have so many questions so I would be glad if you could help me answer them?”
“Why was the woman created?” Eve was created by God because “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:18).
“Is it only for the purpose of marriage and raising godly children that I was created for?” You were created to glorify God in everything you do. Since you want to glorify God, you obey Him. You search His Word to find His will. For those women who are unmarried, they are to be “holy both in body and in spirit” (1 Corinthians 7:34). If they don’t burn sexually and want to live their lives solely dedicated to serving the Lord, then this is biblical but most single people are not living this way.
“What is the essence of teaching about marriage when the Bible states that marriage is of no use in heaven. ‘For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.'” This doesn’t matter since marriage IS of use on this earth. God ordained marriage from the beginning and said that it was good. We are to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28) and produce godly offspring (Malachi 2:15). Marriage models Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:31, 32). God commands young women to “marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully” (1 Timothy 5:14).
“If we all will be as angels in heaven, then I believe we should all have a purpose besides from marriage even for both male and female because we will give account of what we have achieved besides from marriage and children.” Our purpose is to glorify Him in everything, as I stated above. We glorify Him by obeying Him. His will for most men and women is to marry. “For it is better to marry than to burn” (1 Corinthians 7:9). Most people burn and this is why fornication abounds. Most adults want sexual intimacy and this is why we are to marry and not deprive each other. “Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control” (1 Corinthians 7:5).
“Can you give me Bible verses that says motherhood or how I served my husband and my family will be judged in heaven?” Here it is: “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12). One of the last acts that Jesus did was to wash His disciples feet and He told them to do likewise; for the greatest of all is the servant of all. The majority of women have been called to be a wife and mother. “Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety” (1 Timothy 2:15). Click here for those who are single or barren. All women were created to nurture.
“Won’t having careers that touched lives or won souls also count as ‘laying up treasures’?” Did you know that God never called women to careers? He never called them to be the providers of their families, yet almost all women pursue these things these days and they keep women from having children and being able to be home with their children.
Now, if a woman decides that she truly does not want to ever marry but dedicate her life to teaching children and sharing Jesus with others, then she is free to do this as long as she is holy both in body and spirit. In this way, she is storing treasures in heaven. If a woman can go through college without any or little debt and makes sure before her marriage that her husband wants her to have children and be home with them, then this is probably okay too* (see my comment below) but most universities are no place for godly women today, in my opinion. They teach nothing about biblical womanhood and everything about feminism.
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
*I greatly dislike telling women they can do things that aren’t in His Word. The women who “worked” in the Bible did so from their homes and God commands that I teach women to be lovers of their husbands and children and be keepers at home. He doesn’t commands that I decide all of the exceptions. All I know is that before birth control, women were more prone to marry and be home with their children. Birth control has led to the slaughtering of millions of unborn babies in the womb and feminism supports this and many other things that are evil such as career women instead of wives and mothers. Someone needs to teach the opposite ways of feminism, right?
10 thoughts on “Why Was Woman Created?”
Amen! The purpose of man and woman is to glorify God but it looks different if you’re single or married. If a woman is married she glorifies God by being a helpmeet to her husband. Coming under the mission (sub-mission) that God has established for that man. Then the kids and the home. Very few men let alone women (if any) will be called to singleness. Too many people think God has called them to singleness while at the same time they are having sexual desires and longings to marry. The majority of people will marry.
I have a question. You said it’s biblical for women who don’t burn sexually to remain single, but 1 Tim 2:12-15 says that women “shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.” Isn’t childbearing a crucial part in this? It’s specifically mentioned instead of telling us to continue only in faith, charity, and holiness with sobriety.
We must take Scripture as a whole, Rose, and we know that salvation comes to those who repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s nothing we do but everything He has done for us. The way this verse is worded does tell us that this is God’s role for women. He created women to have children and nurse them. Our bodies prove this to be so. Ideally, all women will marry, have children, and raise them but not all women will marry or be able to have children. Are they saved? Of course! Read the post about single and barren women. God can use all women who live their lives to glorify Him!
Gill’s commentary has an excellent review of 1tim12-15.
I was wondering why you “let alone women (if any) will be called to singleness.” However, it seems that the Bible does not say that more men or women will be called to singleness based on gender. Matthew 19:12 says :”MATTHEW 19:12—”For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made so by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.” It says nowhere that women can’t be called to celibacy like men. Obviously, other verses are very specific about what gender they apply to, such as 1 Timothy 5:14. In fact, men are more likely to “burn” since they have a higher desire for sex and more visual by nature. In that case, it may even be more women who are likely called to devote lives to serving God in celibacy.
Rose, I heard a minister say that these verses refer to a woman’s legacy (ie her legacy is saved or preserved in childbearing if she continues in the virtues named above). Compare this view with Proverbs 31: 28-31. “Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her, saying, ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.” We know that salvation is not by works, but by grace through faith. Blessings.
Some scholars believe 1 Timothy 2:15 is Paul’s answer to a heresy in the early church that taught that flesh was evil and women were condemned through childbirth (because they produced evil flesh). This makes the most sense to me because Paul is warning against false teachers and teachings throughout his first letter to Timothy and most other explanations require a “work” of some sort in addition to saving faith.
Why are you treating negro as if it is a racial epithet? Negro is a race not a slur. It seems that we are incapable of having mature discussions without feeling as if we are somehow racist for having them. You edit the spelling of one race but not the other to avoid offense? Is this approach really necessary? Please remember, God created the races; is He racist for doing so? Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid are creations from God; not racist remarks or identifiers. Please stop perpetuating the very same nonsense of “systemic” racism by merely spelling a created biological race; doing so you are inadvertently propitiating the divide itself. We are all men; we are all created in God’s image regardless of our race.
the biggest problem is with the large number of married women who seem to think they were called to celibacy.
You see some men in the bible who were called singleness but I’m not sure they were any women. Correct me if I’m wrong :). Singleness is a rare thing I believe too many people think they are called to singleness when they aren’t.