A WOMAN’S WORTH IS PRECIOUS
So what is a woman’s worth in God’s economy? How does watching for God in the Bible help us with this? Previously I wrote about how someone (I think her father) told my Mom she didn’t need a college education because she was “just a woman.” But what does God say about the worth of a woman?
The Bible does answer the question. The Apostle Peter wrote: “Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (NKJV)
The apostles Peter and Paul both taught about relationships–household codes they’re called. Even slaves were included since slaves were being converted and needed to know how to honor God in their day to day lives. This was not a comment approving slavery, it was an encouragement to believers no matter what their present situation. But the passage above and others are written to all people. They might be rejected as their Savior was, but in God’s eyes all people, men and women, are precious–a holy priesthood, Peter says. We ourselves make up a “spiritual house,” a temple in other words. No longer do people need to go to a special place to find God. They can find Him in us, His own “special people” who are “chosen, royal, holy” (v. 9). What does that tell us about a woman’s worth?