What are the characteristics of a godly wife and who’s a godly wife according to the bible? This is what this post will look at today as we discuss the 15 major characteristics of a godly wife.
A godly wife is indeed a blessing to her husband from the Lord and if you claim to be a godly wife or are wondering what qualities you need to have to be a godly wife, then keep reading.
Without wasting much of your precious time, let’s look at the 15 major qualities of a godly wife that differentiates her from worldly contentious women who are without Jesus Christ in their lives.
15 Mandatory Qualities Of A Godly Wife.
Take your time to read the 15 must-have qualities of a godly wife or godly woman that will help you know if you are a good wife who’s a blessing to her husband.
- Genuinely Born Again.
- Puts God First.
- She’s Virtuous.
- Lives By God’s Word.
- Pleases God In All She Does.
- Faithful To Her Husband.
- Submits To Her Husband Joyfully.
- Respects Her Parents.
- Has A Gentle & Quiet Christ-Like Spirit.
- Takes Good Care Of Her Home.
- She’s A Blessing To Her Husband.
- She Respects Her Husband Unconditionally.
- Loves Her Husband Unconditionally.
1. Genuinely Born Again.
One of the major marks of a godly wife or godly woman is that she’s born again with the new nature of Christ Jesus in her which makes her exhibit godly qualities befitting a godly wife. Being truly born again is the first step you need to take if you want to be a godly wife so that the old sinful nature that makes you naturally stubborn, contentious, and not want to submit to or respect your husband is done away with.
2. Puts God First.
A godly wife will always put God first even above her own husband and children as she knows that the true joy and contentment she has or shares with her husband and children only comes from God and nowhere else. Not even from her husband or children. Putting God first is what you need to do as a Christian woman if you are to be a good wife who’s a blessing to your godly husband.
3. She’s Virtuous.
Another trait that a godly wife has is that she’s virtuous and a Proverbs 31 woman. Proverbs 31:1-31 in the Old Testament nicely summarizes who a virtuous woman is. If you are a virtuous woman, you will be hardworking, have integrity, fear the Lord, and take good care of the home that most women despise, sadly. You will also have all the qualities of a godly wife that will differentiate you from world women who are prideful and stubborn.
4. Lives By God’s Word.
A godly wife is one who has been taught the Word of God and lives by it. She is gracious and kind, loves her husband, and always seeks his best interests. She is also a helper to her husband, not a hindrance. She takes pride in being his helpmate, not looking down on him because he is a man.
5. Pleases God In All She Does.
A godly wife also seeks to please God by obeying His commandments. She does not try to please men but rather tries to please the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 7:33). The Bible says that a godly wife will be found faithful in everything she does (1 Peter 3:7).
6. Faithful To Her Husband.
Being faithful to her husband in a godly marriage is another trait a godly wife will have. Implying that she won’t play a harlot or carelessly spread her legs wide open to other men as she knows her body belongs to her husband only and isn’t for sharing. If you are a godly wife, you won’t have extramarital affairs or let other men see your nakedness your husband is only supposed to see as you know marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled as Hebrews 13:4 tells us in the new testament.
7. Submits To Her Husband Joyfully.
A godly wife strives to be submissive to her godly husband as unto the Lord because he is the head of the family. He should lead them spiritually and physically as well as be their provider and protector. Ephesians 5:22-24 admonishes wives to submit to their husbands because God has ordained a husband to be the head of the house. If you are a godly wife, you won’t challenge your husband’s authority or try to control him as many ungodly women influenced by a Jezebel spirit try to do.
8. Respects Her Parents.
Another important quality of a good wife who’s a godly woman is that she shows respect for her parents as well as her husband’s parents by honoring them as elders in their home, giving honor unto their father and mother who raised them (Ephesians 6:1-4). She does so by respecting their opinions even when they differ from hers, remembering that all authority comes from God.
9. Has A Gentle & Quiet Christ-Like Spirit.
A godly wife also has the same gentle and quiet spirit as Christ did when He was on earth that is kind, humble, forgiving, patient, loving, and compassionate toward others. While at the same time being strong enough to stand up for what’s right even when it’s unpopular or unpopular with someone else in the home or society at large. If you have a gentle and quiet spirit 1 Peter 3:4 talks about, you won’t be contentious and argumentative towards your husband.
10. Takes Good Care Of Her Home.
If you are a virtuous woman who’s godly and endued with godly wisdom, you will take good care of your home and not neglect your household possibilities as you know that homemaking is also a ministry on its own. The Bible in Titus 2:3-5 admonishes women to be homemakers and keepers of their homes as well as being chaste so that the name of the Lord isn’t blasphemed.
11. She’s A Blessing To Her Husband.
A godly wife who loves her husband dear will also be a blessing to him and not a burden. Implying that if you claim to love your husband with all your heart, you will also seek to bless him in every area of his life be it intimately or spiritually by being his encourager and cheerleader.
12. She Respects Her Husband Unconditionally.
A virtuous wife who is godly and endued with wisdom from above will also show respect for the position of her husband, even if he does not deserve it (1 Corinthians 11:3). This means that you will not undermine your husband’s God-given authority as the head of the house even if he acts like a jerk or he’s an unbeliever. Showing unconditional love and respect to your unbelieving husband as a Christian wife is one of the most effective ways you can win your husband to the Lord.
Godliness is one of the major attributes of a godly wife. If you are a godly wife, you will live a godly life that’s holy, righteous, and above sin as living a godly life is what makes you a godly wife in the first place. By being godly, you will also have godly attributes and character that befits a godly wife. You will also not have a Jezebel spirit that’s common in many women nowadays including those who claim to be Christians which is unfortunate.
14. Loves Her Husband Unconditionally.
A godly wife will also show genuine unconditional love to her husband even if he doesn’t deserve her love. This will manifest in the way she treats her husband and what she does for him. If you truly love your husband unconditionally, you will selflessly serve him with all your heart without expecting anything in return. When you say you love your husband unconditionally, you won’t say,” I will only love you if you do X, Y, and Z for me or if you treat me right. But you will just love your man for who he is, period.
Last but not least, a godly wife is also wise and endued with godly wisdom that helps her build her house and not tear it with her mouth as a foolish woman does. If you are a wise and excellent wife, you will also know how to wisely use your mouth to build your husband and not destroy him. Proverbs 14:1 tells us that a wise woman or Christian wife builds her house, while a foolish woman pulls down her house with her hands or careless use of her tongue, which is how most so-called modern women are today.
The above 15 characteristics of a godly wife are among many godly characteristics written in the bible that summarize what being a godly wife is all about.
I hope and pray that the above godly characteristics of a Christian wife will help you be a better wife who will be a blessing and not a burden to your husband.
In closing, if this post edified you to be a better wife, drop a comment below, and don’t forget to share it with others before you leave. God bless.
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