Is God a Woman?

Ariana Grande’s latest release, God is a Woman, isn’t about God’s identity. It’s a promise.

The star promises that after sleeping with her, you’ll believe that God is a woman in the form of a 25-year old American girl from Florida.

It sounds ridiculous. It is ridiculous. But this promise is a lie that many of us are ready to believe.

A Promise

It’s not a real woman that we’re prone to worship, with all her joys, insecurities and imperfections.

We’re prone to worship her shell. Her form. Her body, and the hope of sexual satisfaction.

Grande knows this well. She promises,

‘A feelin' that you can't fight, my one; It lingers when we're done. You'll believe God is a woman.’

Actually, when I talk with people who fall into the traps of a quick pleasure fix, they say the opposite.

The feeling doesn’t linger at all. It immediately changes.

From satisfaction to shame.  

A Lie

It’s clear why. If your God is a human being – a mere body with benefits – then your God is no god at all.

God made sex for married couples to worship him. But we worshipped what he created instead (Romans 1:25). And it left us wanting.

Ashamed. Dirty. Lonely. Dissatisfied.

A Gift

God’s gift to married men is not just a woman’s body. It’s their wife – mind, body and soul - a beautifully complex human who reflects God’s glory (Genesis 1:27).

His gift is their relationship, built on life-long faithfulness (Matthew 19:9).

Sex is a little picture of this unbreakable union and the unbreakable union of Christ and his people (Ephesians 5:31-32).

Sex is to this greater marriage what a Coke advert is to Coke – it puts on display the pleasure of knowing Christ and being known by him.

So let’s not worship the advert. God isn’t a woman. God is Christ and Christ is yours whether you’re single or married.

Let’s worship him.