Daily Reflections

Throw Away the Cookie Cutter

October 2, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. —Psalm 57:2

The Bible doesn’t give us a simplistic, prescribed set of rules about what womanhood must “look” like. It doesn’t tell us, for example, how long our skirts should be, or whether we should pursue advanced education, or that we should never work outside of the home, or that we must educate our children a certain way. The Bible doesn’t contain such cookie-cutter checklists.

That’s not to say that our decisions don’t matter. God has given us some clear principles about womanhood in His Word. It’s important that we wrestle with how to implement those principles. We need to rely on the Holy Spirit’s guidance to help us figure out how to apply them in our particular situation. But we must avoid a cookie-cutter mentality.

We’re all unique. Every woman’s circumstances are distinct. We each need to carefully discern how to apply God’s principles in our own lives. We can encourage one another in that process, but it’s not up to us to determine how they must be applied in other women’s lives.


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Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

How have you seen biblical womanhood lived out in various ways in different women’s lives? How have those differences glorified God?