Bible Society of South Africa

I am She – Day 3

She Lives in Relation with Herself.

Every day she lives with herself on both the spiritual and the physical levels. She realises that God is concerned about her total personhood.

And you discover: I am She!

Bible text(s)

27So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female,

Genesis 1:27GNBOpen in Bible reader

19Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God; 20he bought you for a price. So use your bodies for God's glory.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20GNBOpen in Bible reader

10On the seventh day of his banquet the king was drinking and feeling merry, so he called in the seven eunuchs who were his personal servants, Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carkas. 11He ordered them to bring in Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown. The queen was a beautiful woman, and the king wanted to show off her beauty to the officials and all his guests. 12But when the servants told Queen Vashti of the king's command, she refused to come. This made the king furious.

Esther 1:10-12GNBOpen in Bible reader

3You should not use outward aids to make yourselves beautiful, such as the way you do your hair, or the jewellery you put on, or the dresses you wear. 4Instead, your beauty should consist of your true inner self, the ageless beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of the greatest value in God's sight. 5For the devout women of the past who placed their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful by submitting to their husbands.

1 Peter 3:3-5GNBOpen in Bible reader

34and so he is pulled in two directions. An unmarried woman or a virgin concerns herself with the Lord's work, because she wants to be dedicated both in body and spirit; but a married woman concerns herself with worldly matters, because she wants to please her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:34GNBOpen in Bible reader

3In the same way instruct the older women to behave as women should who live a holy life. They must not be slanderers or slaves to wine. They must teach what is good, 4in order to train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, and to be good housewives who submit to their husbands, so that no one will speak evil of the message that comes from God.

Titus 2:3-5GNBOpen in Bible reader

  • She realises that she has been made to be like God
  • She looks after her body
  • She respects herself, she is not a showpiece
  • She knows that her true inner self is more important than her appearance
  • She knows God has a special purpose for her as a single person
  • She knows God has a special purpose for her as an older woman

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