on May 14, 2013 by Jami Balmet 0 comments. Audio download options 3:7, 8, 16, 17) What did God want to teach these people by doing this? Elizabeth was obedient to God's commands throughout her life. “Remember the wife of Lot,” he said.—Luke 17:32. She was Abraham’s wife and the mother of Isaac. She was hardworking, devoted, and loyal, even in the face of adversity. Mary cultivated deep faith. She was the sister of Moses and Aaron. But Jesus commended Mary for having spiritual priorities.—Luke 10:38-42. She discovered that an official decree had been issued that designated a specific day on which all Jews living in the Persian Empire were to be killed. INTRODUCTION. It’s based upon being hospitable. Martha enjoyed a close friendship with Jesus, who “loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” Martha was a hospitable woman. But it does tell us that she had two daughters and that she and her family made a home in the city of Sodom.—Genesis 19:1, 15. God had revealed to her that the older boy, Esau, would serve the younger, Jacob. What can we learn from Mary? The Bible does not reveal her name. She maintained a modest view of herself despite her beauty and the attention she received. (Genesis 12:10, 15) For many years, Sarah was childless, which grieved her considerably. (Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17) This article briefly describes just some of the women mentioned in the Bible. Copyright © 2021 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Mary Magdalene was one of several women who traveled with Jesus and his disciples. Hannah kept her promise and took Samuel to serve at the tabernacle when he was still a little boy. Elizabeth. Rebekah quickly gave him a drink and offered to draw water for the man’s camels. (1 Kings 21:8-16) As God had foretold, she died violently and did not receive a burial.—1 Kings 21:23; 2 Kings 9:10, 32-37. Who was Deborah? Who was Rebekah? What did she do? The Bible does not mention her name. At his direction, she summoned Barak to lead an Israelite army against their Canaanite oppressors. ▸ For a further discussion about Deborah, see the article “I Arose as a Mother in Israel.”. Find the 1271 English-language books that collect chapter-length biographies of women of all types, famous and obscure, from queens to travelers, from writers to activists. His passion for the fatherless is evident through his writing, teaching, and speaking. Ruth showed extraordinary love to her mother-in-law, Naomi. She was a successful businesswoman. This evil scheme was the work of a man named Haman, who was the prime minister. (Genesis 24:2-4) He also prayed for God’s blessing. She was 90 years old, and her husband was 100 years old. Her experience shows how God can maneuver events to fulfill prophecy. Although nomadic life exposed Sarah to danger, she supported Abraham as he followed God’s direction. Centuries later, God referred to her unique privilege when he reminded the Israelites: “I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.”—Micah 6:4. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. The Shulammite maiden remained loyal to the shepherd boy she loved. She put the worship of God ahead of mundane matters. Romans 15:5-7 “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ . She was the wife of Elkanah and the mother of Samuel, who became a prominent prophet in ancient Israel.—1 Samuel 1:1, 2, 4-7. Perhaps she is knowledgeable, hospitable, charitable, loving, nurturing, self-controlled, kind, content, financially savvy, generous, a teacher, mentor, example to the next generation, faithful friend, lover of God, etc. (Genesis 30:22-24) Her story reveals the strain that polygamy puts on families. She promoted Baal worship and the sexual immorality associated with it. What can we learn from Jael? (Genesis 24:15-20) That man was Abraham’s servant, and he had traveled a great distance to find a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s son. ▸ For a further discussion about Rahab, see the article “She Was ‘Declared Righteous by Works.’”. Although beautiful and wealthy, Abigail had a balanced view of herself. She handled a tense situation calmly and did so with tact, courage, and resourcefulness. What can we learn from Hannah? Mary Magdalene generously supported Jesus’ ministry and remained a devoted disciple. (Genesis 12:1-5) Sarah may have been in her 60’s at the time. Rachel endured a difficult family situation without losing hope that God would hear her prayers. What did she do? What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? Martha enjoyed a close friendship with Jesus, who “loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” (John 11:5) Martha was a hospitable woman. Sarah’s example teaches us that we can always trust God to fulfill his promises, even seemingly impossible ones! Abigail acted with wisdom and discernment in order to avoid calamity. Ruth and Orpah chose to go with her. Delilah accepted the money, and after several attempts, she finally succeeded in uncovering Samson’s secret. She was 90 years old, and her husband was 100 years old. (Genesis 12:1-5) Sarah may have been in her 60’s at the time. Jael took a fearless stand for God’s people. Jael’s action fulfilled a prophecy spoken by Deborah: “It will be into the hand of a woman that Jehovah will give Sisera.” (Judges 4:9) For her role, Jael was praised as the “most blessed of women.”—Judges 5:24. Who was Leah? Who was Mary? Queen Esther set an outstanding example of courage, humility, and modesty. She was the first wife of the patriarch Jacob. Characteristics of Lydia include business woman, devout, hospitable, serving, caring, believing, and Christian. Yet, God had promised to bless Abraham’s offspring. We also learn that to please God, we must avoid undue pride and jealousy—traits that may cause us to smear the good reputation of others. (Genesis 29:32-35; 30:20) The account of her life realistically portrays the failings of polygamy, an arrangement that God tolerated for a time. Katie | Hospitality & Home - 3.78k Followers, 490 Following, 28456 pins | Life should be lived in community & connection! Women in the Bible: Lydia and me A Hospitable Business Woman My Prayer for Today Dear God, may our homes be filled with warmth and love. She enjoyed a prominent position in Israel and shared with the men in a victory song after God destroyed the Egyptian army in the Red Sea.—Exodus 15:1, 20, 21. God took note of Leah’s feelings and blessed her with seven children—six sons and one daughter.—Genesis 29:31. Rahab helped the spies and pleaded with them to spare her and her family when the Israelites came to destroy Jericho. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. Her prayer of gratitude recorded at 1 Samuel 2:1-10 reflects her deep faith in God. What did she do? She did give birth when she was well past the age of childbearing. Abraham’s Epitaph (Genesis 25:1-11) 4. Martha complained to him that Mary was not helping her. May joy and rest be found within our homes for all who come to us. Her younger sister, Rachel, was his other wife.—Genesis 29:20-29. (Judges 16:15-17) She then told his secret to the Philistines, who captured and imprisoned Samson.—Judges 16:18-21. So she ate the fruit and later induced her husband to eat it as well.—Genesis 3:1-6; 1 Timothy 2:14. She enjoyed a prominent position in Israel and shared with the men in a victory song after God destroyed the Egyptian army in the Red Sea.—Exodus 15:1, 20, 21. That’s all. But Jesus defended her, saying: “Wherever this good news [of God’s Kingdom] is preached in all the world, what this woman did will also be told in memory of her.”—Matthew 24:14; 26:8-13. Who was Delilah? 3. So he and his men went out to kill Nabal and all the men of his household.—1 Samuel 25:10-12, 22. During one of Jesus’ visits, Mary chose to listen to Jesus while Martha attended to household duties. They were evidently motivated by pride and jealousy. (Genesis 37:3; 44:20, 27-29) As a result, there was rivalry between the two women.—Genesis 29:30; 30:1, 15. What did she do? Leah relied on God in prayer and did not let her distressing family situation blind her to God’s support. Hospitality can look like: Inviting a non-Christian family out to pizza after the soccer game. The Bible indicates that Miriam accepted the correction. (Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 15:18; 16:1, 2, 15) In time, God affirmed that Sarah would have Abraham’s child. She spoke openly about her feelings and her faith. (Deut. What did she do? Sorry, there was an error loading the video. Read Hebrews 11:30, 31 and Joshua 2 and 6. What did she do? Who was Ruth? What did she do? They agreed, but on certain conditions: She would keep their mission secret, she and her family would remain inside her house when the Israelites attacked, and she would hang a scarlet cord from her window to identify her home. Rachel married Jacob and bore him two sons, who came to be among the founding heads of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel. Be hospitable to one another without complaint! Lydia’s transformation of life was evidenced by her eagerness to give missionaries the hospitality of her fine home. Rahab obeyed every instruction, and she and her family survived when the Israelites captured Jericho. The Bible refers to Rahab as an outstanding example of faith. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67) Q. The sons eventually married Moabite women—Ruth and Orpah. Out of love for Naomi and Jehovah, Ruth willingly uprooted her life. ▸ For a further discussion about Esther, see the articles “She Stood Up for God’s People” and “She Acted Wisely, Bravely, and Selflessly.”. Romans 12:13. So he and his men went out to kill Nabal and all the men of his household.—1 Samuel 25:10-12, 22. (Psalm 31:24; Philippians 2:3) Despite her beauty and position, she sought counsel and help. Lydia The Woman Who Was Diligent in Business. (Judges 13:5) So their officials sought help from Delilah. Like her husband, Adam, Eve was created as a perfect human with free will and the ability to cultivate godly qualities, such as love and wisdom. She was the very first woman and is the first woman mentioned in the Bible. Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 1,624 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. What can we learn from Martha? (Luke 8:1-3) She followed Jesus till the end of his ministry, and she remained close by when he was executed. Mary was a faithful woman who willingly accepted a serious responsibility. What can we learn from Ruth? Hannah’s heartfelt prayers helped her to endure trials. What can we learn from the wife of Lot? She was the sister of Lazarus and Mary, and all three lived near Jerusalem in the village of Bethany. But Naomi asked them to return to their relatives. Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible… Out of love for righteous Lot and his family, who lived in Sodom, God sent two angels to escort them to safety.—Genesis 18:20; 19:1, 12, 13. When Jacob realized that he had been tricked into marrying Leah, he confronted Laban. Queen Esther set an outstanding example of courage, humility, and modesty. She Acted Wisely, Bravely, and Selflessly, Distressed Sisters Who ‘Built the House of Israel.’. Hannah’s husband had two wives. What did she do? hospitable definition: 1. friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors: 2. providing good conditions for living or…. She loved Naomi and wanted to worship Naomi’s God, Jehovah.—Ruth 1:16, 17; 2:11. What did she do? . The servant prayed for God to show kindness to Abraham and that he would essentially make it very clear whom the woman was. What did she do? She is the first female prophet named in the Bible. (Judges 4:6, 7) When Barak asked Deborah to go with him, she did not give in to fear but willingly complied with his request.—Judges 4:8, 9. ▸ For a further discussion about Esther, see the articles “She Stood Up for God’s People” and “She Acted Wisely, Bravely, and Selflessly.”. When Moses pleaded with God on her behalf, God healed her. (Genesis 29:9, 10) She was “very attractive” compared with her older sister, Leah.—Genesis 29:17. Instead of supplying names, the Bible often emphasizes a woman’s status (royalty, prostitute, servant, wise woman) and relationships (wife, mother, daughter, widow). Along with her brother, Lazarus, and her sister, Martha, she enjoyed a close friendship with Jesus. When Lazarus became sick, Martha and her sister sent for Jesus, confident that he could heal their brother. She was so morally corrupt and unscrupulous that her name has become a symbol for a shameless, immoral, and unrestrained woman. By one estimate, she made some 20 references to the Scriptures when she uttered the words recorded at Luke 1:46-55. John 12:1-3. What can we learn from Jezebel? What did she do? ▸ For a further discussion about Martha, see the article “I Have Believed.”. (Genesis 37:3; 44:20, 27-29) As a result, there was rivalry between the two women.—Genesis 29:30; 30:1, 15. What did she do? Women in the Bible: Lydia and me A Hospitable Business Woman My Prayer for Today Dear God, may our homes be filled with warmth and love. Jael acted decisively when Sisera, the chief of the Canaanite army, showed up in her camp. Scripture References— Acts 16:12-15, 40; Philippians 1:1-10. The tragic story of Judg 19 tells of the opposite, bearing similarities to the story of Lot. She did this because she had heard reports of how Israel’s God, Jehovah, delivered his people from Egypt and later from an attack by a tribe called the Amorites. What did she do? Mary and Martha. ▸ For a further discussion about Rachel, see the article “Distressed Sisters Who ‘Built the House of Israel.’”. When they destroyed Jericho, the Israelites saved Rahab and she lived among them as a foreigner because she hid the spies. (Genesis 24:2-4) He also prayed for God’s blessing. She encouraged others to do the right thing in God’s eyes. Sisera had lost his battle against Israel and was now looking for refuge and shelter. Eve was the first woman, created by God to be a companion and helper for Adam, the first man. (Genesis 24:57-59) Rebekah eventually had twin boys. Leah became the mother of six of Jacob’s sons. When Lazarus became sick, Martha and her sister sent for Jesus, confident that he could heal their brother. A week later, Jacob married Rachel.—Genesis 29:26-28. While she was getting water from a well, a man asked her for a sip of water. Sarah left a comfortable life in the prosperous city of Ur because she had faith in God’s promises to her husband, Abraham. Mary repeatedly showed keen appreciation for Jesus as the Son of God. His approved standard of marriage is for a husband or wife to have just one spouse.—Matthew 19:4-6. She was a woman with whom the Israelite judge Samson fell in love.—Judges 16:4, 5. Chapter 2. She accepted money from Philistine officials to betray Samson, whom God had been using to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines. She was a Moabitess who left her gods and her homeland to become a worshipper of Jehovah in the land of Israel. Important Women in the Bible - Biblical names Poster. (Genesis 17:17; 21:2-5) They named the child Isaac. (Genesis 17:17; 21:2-5) They named the child Isaac. (Ruth 2:5-7, 20) Ruth later married Boaz and became an ancestress of both King David and Jesus Christ.—Matthew 1:5, 6, 16. Everything was perfect … Who was Delilah? (Genesis 24:15-20) That man was Abraham’s servant, and he had traveled a great distance to find a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s son. The Bible serves as a historical record of families, and ChristianAnswers.net also lists relatives and cross references with each name. (Song of Solomon 2:16) Her exceptional beauty, however, caught the attention of wealthy King Solomon, who tried to win her affections. (Song of Solomon 2:16) Her exceptional beauty, however, caught the attention of wealthy King Solomon, who tried to win her affections. Jesus gently corrected Martha’s viewpoint.—Luke 10:38-42. God's Curse by James Tissot. (Esther 4:10-16; 7:1-10) Ahasuerus then allowed Esther and Mordecai to issue another decree, authorizing the Jews to defend themselves. ▸ For a further discussion about Rahab, see the article “She Was ‘Declared Righteous by Works.’”. —Psalm 138:2, KJV And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? What did she do? The tragic story of Judg 19 tells of the opposite, bearing similarities to the story of Lot. Others provide warning examples.—1 Corinthians 10:11; Hebrews 6:12. Who was Abigail? To love everyone equally is a true sign of our love for God and our desire to live Christ-like. Rebekah did God’s will, even when doing so was difficult. At the same time, she tried to eliminate the worship of the true God, Jehovah.—1 Kings 18:4, 13; 19:1-3. Be patient and understanding: Do not be too surprised by what bereaved ones may say at first. What can we learn from Abigail? Anna was a pious prophet who lived in the temple. She generously used her own funds to help care for their needs. However, she was deceived into believing that she would not die. Her story highlights the danger of loving material things to the point of disobeying God. She was a young Jewish woman, and she was a virgin at the time she gave birth to Jesus, having conceived God’s son miraculously. ▸ For a further discussion about Sarah, see the articles “What a Beautiful Woman You Are” and “God Called Her ‘Princess.’”. Rahab hid two Israelites who were spying out the land. (Luke 1:26-33) She willingly accepted her role. on May 14, 2013 by Jami Balmet 0 comments. Registration for All Bible Studies. What can we learn from Mary? She gave her servants a supply of food to take to David and his men, and she followed to beg David for mercy. She was a non-Israelite and did not worship Jehovah. Ruth showed extraordinary love to her mother-in-law, Naomi. (Genesis 29:30) As a result, Leah jealously competed with her sister for Jacob’s affections. The Character of the Christian: A One-Woman Man. Luke 14:12-14 ESV / 259 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. (Genesis 19:17) Lot’s wife “began to look back, and she became a pillar of salt.”—Genesis 19:26. They were evidently motivated by pride and jealousy. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. In fact, she was led to believe that she would be better off if she disobeyed God. Listen to the editors of Crosswalk.com discuss Episode #9: On Hospitality and Women in the Church in the latest edition of our podcast. When you invite others over, don’t dwell about the condition of your home or how the food turned out. ▸ For a further discussion about Rebekah, see the article “I Am Willing to Go.”. This post is part of my series on The Joy of Hospitality: Practicing the Biblical art of serving others! She was a beautiful country girl and the principal character in the Bible book called the Song of Solomon. ▸ For a further discussion about Hannah, see the article “She Opened Her Heart to God in Prayer.”, ▸ For a discussion of why God tolerated polygamy among his ancient people, see the article “Does God Approve of Polygamy?”. When Hannah was childless, she turned to God for comfort. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. Abigail, however, was discerning and humble, as well as beautiful both physically and spiritually.—1 Samuel 25:3. Martha worked hard in extending hospitality. She handled a tense situation calmly and did so with tact, courage, and resourcefulness. However, the girls’ father, Laban, arranged for Leah to take Rachel’s place. Sarah left a comfortable life in the prosperous city of Ur because she had faith in God’s promises to her husband, Abraham. (Genesis 30:22-24) Her story reveals the strain that polygamy puts on families. Or they may feel guilty about enjoying a meal and fellowship at such a time. Even if she was a business woman, she remained devoted, consecrated, and most especially, hospitable. Hospitable definition, receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family. God answered Hannah’s prayer, and she gave birth to Samuel. CBW studies versions of women’s lives over time, as well as networks of types, to discover a rich international history of gender roles. Mary humbly did God’s will. Resources: All The Women in the Bible by Dr. Herbert Lockyer, Zondervan Press. And she humbly honored Jesus, even at considerable financial cost. Who was Rachel? (Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 15:18; 16:1, 2, 15) In time, God affirmed that Sarah would have Abraham’s child. 100 Bible Verses about Women. After Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph had four sons together and at least two daughters. What can we learn from Leah? Out of love for Naomi and Jehovah, Ruth willingly uprooted her life. She loved the lowly shepherd boy and was loyal to him.—Song of Solomon 3:5; 7:10; 8:6. BIBLE STUDIES. Who was Jael? Rachel met her future husband while she was tending her father’s sheep. One of my great discoveries as a young woman was pondering the lives of other women in the Bible who I could relate to. And you? The angels told Lot’s family to flee the area and not to look back; otherwise, they would die. What can we learn from Mary? Who was Miriam? Share . These stories are written in easy-to-read language with additional information from other historical references when available. She was the wife of Isaac and the mother of their twin sons, Jacob and Esau. And you? If you complain that your house is dirty or that the food is less than perfect, it makes your guests feel that you put more value on your home or food prep instead of them. Women in the Bible—What Can We Learn From Them? Rahab later married an Israelite and became an ancestress of both King David and Jesus Christ.—Joshua 2:1-24; 6:25; Matthew 1:5, 6, 16. She kept her emotions under control and remained morally chaste. Choose from up to 5 unique, high quality paper types to meet your creative or business needs. Ruth’s reputation as a devoted daughter-in-law and a hard worker soon earned her a good name in Naomi’s hometown, Bethlehem. When God punished her for questioning Moses' marriage to a Cushite woman, she was stricken with leprosy along with her brother, Aaron. On another occasion, Mary extended exceptional hospitality to Jesus by putting “costly perfumed oil” on Jesus’ head and feet. Hospitality Through the Bible: Old Testament. Like her husband, Adam, Eve was created as a perfect human with free will and the ability to cultivate godly qualities, such as love and wisdom. Her name origi-nally might have been the designation of her home. (Genesis 25:23) When Isaac arranged to give Esau the firstborn’s blessing, Rebekah took steps to make certain that the blessing came to Jacob, in harmony with what she knew to be God’s will.—Genesis 27:1-17. Advice for welcoming friends & guests with food, faith, hospitality & books! But it does tell us that she had two daughters and that she and her family made a home in the city of Sodom.—Genesis 19:1, 15. When speaking with her husband, she was tactful and respectful, but bold. But when messengers from David asked Nabal for some food, Nabal insolently refused to provide it. Before Esther was a queen she was a Jewish orphan girl called Hadassah. Naomi, along with her husband and their two sons, had gone to Moab to escape a famine in Israel. No name was found for the Shunammite Woman during this research.… The Bible highlights the value of hospitality in these two cases by recording God’s blessing on Abraham in the form of a child and the rescue of Lot and his daughters from the destruction of Sodom. Abigail acted quickly when she heard what her husband had done. Today we continue this series on the character of the Christian. To keep peace, she was willing to apologize for something that was not her fault. SuperStock / Getty Images. The Philistines were unable to overpower him because of his miraculous physical strength. What did she do? While he was sleeping, she executed him.—Judges 4:17-21. Women in the Bible: Lydia and me Lydia is mentioned in only two short pas-sages in the Bible, both in the book of Acts, but what is said tells us a lot about her. Sometime later, Miriam and Aaron spoke critically of Moses. Mary. At the same time, she tried to eliminate the worship of the true God, Jehovah.—1 Kings 18:4, 13; 19:1-3. God told Abraham to leave Ur and go to the land of Canaan. Jacob fell in love with Rachel, and he agreed to work for seven years so that he could marry her. Mary was a faithful woman who willingly accepted a serious responsibility. PRIVACY POLICY. In like manner, the phrase in 1 Timothy 5:9, ἐνὸς ἀνδρὸς γυνή, is best explained in accordance with the apostle's doctrine about the lawfulness of a woman's second marriage, as meaning that she was the husband of one man only, as long as her husband lived. And that over 100 are specifically named in the Bible? What did she do? The sons eventually married Moabite women—Ruth and Orpah. During one of Jesus’ visits, Mary chose to listen to Jesus while Martha attended to household duties. What can we learn from Mary? During one of Jesus’ visits, Mary chose to listen to Jesus while Martha attended to household duties. The Shulammite maiden remained loyal to the shepherd boy she loved. ▸ For a further discussion about Ruth, see the articles “Where You Go I Shall Go” and “An Excellent Woman.”. Your walls are a reflection of your personality, so let them speak with your favorite quotes, art, or designs printed on our custom posters! Orpah did so. These sisters provided a teachable moment when Martha asked Jesus to ask Mary to come help her serve the guests. Martha’s conversation with Jesus reflected her confidence in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection and in Jesus’ ability to bring her brother back to life.—John 11:20-27. Her sister, Martha, criticized Mary when Mary chose to listen to Jesus rather than help with household duties. God had determined to destroy Sodom and the neighboring cities because of their gross sexual immorality. What can we learn from Martha? Mary humbly did God’s will. Today we continue this series on the character of the Christian. Share . Who was Rahab? She and Nabal lived in the region where David, Israel’s future king, was hiding as a fugitive. What did she do? Take a journey through Scripture with me as we explore what the Bible has to say on hospitality, what hospitality can look like, and then dive into practical tips with a beginner’s guide to hospitality. (Numbers 12:1-9) God then struck Miriam with leprosy, apparently because she had instigated the critical talk. She was the first wife of the patriarch Jacob. And she humbly honored Jesus, even at considerable financial cost. After a seven-day quarantine, she was allowed to rejoin the camp of Israel.—Numbers 12:10-15. Instead, she worshipped the Canaanite god Baal. Instead of supplying names, the Bible often emphasizes a woman’s status (royalty, prostitute, servant, wise woman) and relationships (wife, mother, daughter, widow). (Genesis 1:27) Eve knew that God had told Adam that if they ate from a certain tree, they would die. Although nomadic life exposed Sarah to danger, she supported Abraham as he followed God’s direction. Would you like to read this article in %%? What can we learn from Jezebel? Rachel’s experience demonstrates the wisdom of God’s original standard for marriage—that a man have only one wife.—Matthew 19:4-6. Ruth and Orpah chose to go with her. Jesus cited her as a warning example. G odly wives are such a blessing to any man and greatly blessed is that family with a godly mother, however it is totally unfair to compare any woman with the standard given in Proverbs chapter 31. Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. Name Meaning—Lydia, who was an Asiatic, derived her name from the country on the borders of which her native city, Thyatira, was situated.It was not an original Greek name, but probably Phoenician, and a common name meaning “bending.” (Hebrews 11:30, 31; James 2:25) Her story illustrates that God is both forgiving and impartial, blessing those who trust in him, regardless of their background. The points do not directly answer the questions on pages 127-129 of the text, but may help you in our discussion of the Saturday Bible Study 10/25/2014 1. It redirects our attention. Giving To The Poor Sharing dignity welcome Helping Those In Need practice Persistence Thought Travellers Attitudes, to other people Unity, Of God's People. God is no respecter of person or gender, and I have seen through the Bible how He uses men and women to accomplish his purpose. Though these women are obscure, they all played a vital role in God’s kingdom. The Bible does not reveal her name. Your walls are a reflection of your personality, so let them speak with your favorite quotes, art, or designs printed on our custom posters! She was engaged to Joseph when an angel appeared to her and announced that she would become pregnant and give birth to the long-awaited Messiah. (Esther 3:13-15; 4:1, 5) With the help of her older cousin, Mordecai, and at the risk of her life, Esther revealed the scheme to her husband, King Ahasuerus. And at a time of great danger for the Jews, she courageously identified herself as one of them. Miriam’s story reveals that God pays attention to what his worshippers say to or about one another. Entertaining thru Christian living! Naomi, along with her husband and their two sons, had gone to Moab to escape a famine in Israel. The Jews thoroughly defeated their enemies.—Esther 8:5-11; 9:16, 17. What did she do? Miriam’s story reveals that God pays attention to what his worshippers say to or about one another. Who was Jezebel? 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