Women of Christ

Deborah the Chief Prophetess of Israel:

Deborah was many things: a wife, a prophet, a judge, a commander, and also sang praises to the LORD.  The “Song of Deborah,” is a beautiful account of thanksgiving, praise and song of victory. Have all been chosen by the LORD for some purpose. We need to have a personal relationship with the LORD to understand that purpose. Deborah inspires us to be courageous, obedient and confident in the works ...[Read More]

Family Life and Relationships in the Old Testament:

Old Testament families are made up of parents, children, unmarried sisters, widows, concubines, servants, travelers, strangers and the cattle all falls under the protection of the head of the family. (Exodus 20:10) The Old Testament gives many examples of what comprises a family and members of a household. This includes parents, children, and other relatives such as unmarried sisters, widows, conc ...[Read More]

Tamar Daughter in- Law of Judah:

Tamar because the wife of the oldest son of Judah who was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. The second son of Judah, Onan, by Levirate Law was to marry Tamar and give her a child and raise it for Er. Onan refused and this angered the LORD God and he slew him. She did not handle being childless like the other Biblical woman in the Bible. Tamar took things into her own hand by ...[Read More]

Timing Belongs to the LORD God:

Sarah reminds us that time is controlled by the LORD God. There is nothing we can do to control the timing of the LORD. “For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.” Genesis 21:2 Sarah wanted to give Abraham a son so the covenant between the LORD God and Abraham would be fulfilled and that Abraham would be the “father of many nations. ...[Read More]

Stages and Seasons of the Life of a Woman:

King Solomon acknowledges that the timing of life in under the control of the LORD God. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1. Life for a woman comes in many different stages understanding the different stages help women to be prepared and to adjust for each stage of life and keep your focus on Jesus. There are many different life situati ...[Read More]

Sarah: What’s in a Name?

Sarah shows us many different sides of the lives of being a woman. She was beautiful, faithful, loving, courageous, jealous, and strong willed, yet a loyal wife and a giving mother. There are many things we can learn from Sarah. First we shall look at the name change from Sarai to Sarah. Genesis 11:20 – 12:20 Sarah was born with the name Sarai. Sarai was married to Abram. They lived in Ur of the C ...[Read More]

The Role of Old Testament Women:

Most of the Old Testament women and her families lived a rural type daily life. The majority of the Israelites lived in small village settlements. The role of Old Testament Women explains: What the house itself was like, Life in the house, Laws regarding clothing, and being a wife and mother. The role of the Old Testament Women began with Adam and Eve once they were thrown out of the Garden of Ede ...[Read More]

Ruth:

Ruth was from Moab, east of the Jordan; Naomi was from Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem. Ruth remained compassionate, loyal, brave, faithful, and a virtuous women, trusting, and was blessed by the LORD God. Not only did Ruth reveal great compassion, loyalty, bravery, faithful, and being a virtuous women she also demonstrated obedience. It is such an encouraging beautiful magnificent story how two sim ...[Read More]

What the Bible says about Concubines:

Today there are discussions about polygamy being acceptable because it was sanctioned in the Old Testament. What people do not stop to think about is the fact that starting with Abraham the Israelites were building a nation. Once the New Testament was established having many wives and concubines ceased to be practice. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of go ...[Read More]

Rizpah a Concubine of Saul:

Rizpah is found in the book of 2 Samuel. Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah and the concubine of King Saul, once King Saul dies, King David hands over seven of his relatives to be executed by the Gibeonites. The bodies of the seven were left to be eaten by the wild animals. Rizpah risked her life to bury her two sons. She adorned sackcloth and spent the days and nights chasing away the birds and wild an ...[Read More]