Daily Reflections

Understanding the Mystery

October 6, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

We speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory. —1 Corinthians 2:7

Before time began, before male and female were created, God had a splendid plan He kept a mystery. Throughout the Old Testament, that plan was foreshadowed but hidden from plain view (1 Cor. 2:7; Col. 1:26). It wasn’t until Christ died that the mystery of God’s eternal purpose—and the ultimate purpose of manhood, womanhood, and marriage—became clear.

Together, male and female testify to God’s char- acter and portray the greater reality of Christ and the Church. This spiritual truth is so magnificent God chose to put it on prominent display.

Men were created to reflect the strength, love, and self-sacrifice of Christ. Women were created to reflect the responsiveness, grace, and beauty of the Bride He redeemed. Marriage was created to reflect the covenant union of Christ and His Bride.

Scripture is emphatic that the storyline of male and female has little to do with us and much to do with God. Your manhood or womanhood is ultimately not about you. It’s about displaying God’s glory and His redemptive plan.


True Woman 101: Divine Design, An Eight-Week Study on Biblical Womanhood ©2012 Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Scripture taken from The CSB

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How have you seen your life and relationships as a woman or a man display the image of God and His redemptive story?