Woman of faith, woman of God, or godly woman, is often used to describe a Christian woman. How often do you hear someone say, she is a Bible thinking woman? Maybe it’s because we all assume that if we are a Christian, we automatically are Bible thinking women.
But unfortunately, not all of us professing Christian women, have committed to being a Bible thinking woman. So what exactly is a Bible thinking woman?
Here are three traits of a Bible thinking woman.
#1- Hold Scripture in high regard.
A Bible thinking woman, affirms and submits to the authority of Scripture. Her goal is to let Scripture dictate how she thinks, how she behaves, how she lives, her identity, etc. She is not loyal to the teaching of a pastor/teacher, church, traditions, or denomination, but rather, to the truth of Scripture. Why? She realizes that the Word is infallible, inerrant, sufficient, powerful, and perfect. She understands the Word is “the power unto salvation”.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” Psalms 19:7
She cherishes the Word of God…
“They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” Psalms 19:10
She is hungry for the Word…
“like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation” 1 Peter 2:2
She seeks to know the Scripture…
“Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You”- Psalms 119:11
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night” Psalms 1:2
A Bible thinking woman respects the Word, and is careful not to mishandle or promote unbiblical teaching. She seeks to “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15
#2- Renews her mind with the Word.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2
No longer being conformed to this world and its philosophies, a Bible thinking woman desires for her mind to be shaped by the Bible. She seeks to have a biblical worldview, because she understands the ways and ideologies of this world are anti-God, anti-Bible, and under the influence of Satan.
“in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” 2 Corinthians 4:4
“in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience” Ephesians 2:2
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12
A Bible thinking woman doesn’t look to worldly psychologist, counselors, celebrities, schools/universities, to teach her about life, but she proclaims to the Lord,
“Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths” Psalms 25:4
In the words of Elizabeth Elliot,
“We must quit bending the Word to suit our situation. It is we who must be bent to that Word, our necks that must bow under the yoke”
“The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture”
#3- A woman who thinks.
She uses her critical thinking and reasoning skills. Seeking to understand and know the Bible for herself, a Bible thinking woman does not empty her mind, lay dormant, and simply allow teachers/preachers to teach her anything. She is a Berean who test everything against the Scripture.
“Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” Acts 17:11
She is not a weak-willed, emotionally driven woman, who is tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine and entangled in the web of false teaching.
A Bible thinking woman “…test the spirits to see whether they are from God..” 1 John 4:1
She constantly asks herself “what does the Bible say?”
Although a Bible thinking woman is susceptible to being deceived and falls short in every area discussed in this blog, she is fully devoted to the Lord and His Word. She loves the Lord with all her heart, and her mind.Are you a Bible thinking woman? Click To Tweet