Before we can explore God’s design for women, we must be fully convinced that God is the designer and the Bible is the foundation for our study. With Psalm 139 as a model, Alistair Begg demonstrates that a proper view of God’s basic design is necessary before we can begin to understand His design for women specifically. We are not the product of chance or mutation, but have been uniquely fashioned by God according to His purposes.
1O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
7Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
13For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.1
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.
The Bible tells us all we need to know to live as men and women. God is both the author of the Bible and the Creator of the reader, but until we accept the authority of His Word, we will not defer to it, especially when it runs counter to the expectations of modern-day culture. Building on this foundational truth, Alistair Begg explores what the Bible has to say about God’s Design for Women.
In this series, we encounter challenging questions that arise as the Bible speaks with clarity into our culture. With God’s Word as our foundation, we discover that godly women can make a powerful difference in their families, churches, and communities.
|God's Basic Design||Psalms 139:1-18|
|Different by Design||Genesis 2:15-25|
|Displaying Your Design||1 Peter 3:1-6 Titus 2:3-5|