Category Archives: Women of the Bible

Sarah’s Handmaid, Hagar

“ I must leave” said Hagar in desperation to herself.  Expecting a child by her master Abraham, Hagar had wrongfully shown an open attitude of contempt toward her mistress, Sarah.  Thus the mistress-servant relationship has been broken and Hagar was treated … Continue reading

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Eve: The First Mother

Genesis 3:20  ” And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”         Eve is fascinating to study because she was the first woman on earth and all her experiences were “firsts.”  We … Continue reading

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The Mother of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s Wife

Genesis 7:13 “On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark.”      While writing the devotion, The Rainbow Promise, I … Continue reading

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The Self-Sacrificing Unnamed Mother

  I Kings 3:27b “She is his mother.” “Oh, my lord, give her the living child and by no means kill him,” cried the unnamed mother the moment King Solomon gave the command to bring his sword and divide the … Continue reading

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Two Faithful Women

Exodus 1:17 “But the midwives feared God.”   A few years ago I embarked on a two year journey to read through the Bible again. Traveling from Genesis into Exodus, two names  suddenly appeared on the printed page—two names recorded no … Continue reading

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Hannah, Full of Grace

I Samuel 1:2 “The name of one was Hannah.”     As we study the women of the Bible, we are drawn to I Samuel, and a woman named Hannah, who exemplifies many attributes of a wife and mother that … Continue reading

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Mary, The Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ

Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.”       How I love to read the wonderful story of Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a young humble virtuous Jewish woman betrothed to … Continue reading

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Elizabeth, The Mother of John the Baptist

The Christmas Story, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, involves one special wife and mother besides Mary.  Her name is Elizabeth, the wife of Zacharius, a priest.  She was chosen by God to be the mother of John … Continue reading

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Esther, A Woman Used By God

Esther 2:15 “And Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her.”        The story of Esther is a beautiful example of God’s marvelous sovereign hand moving and working in the lives of His people, the … Continue reading

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The Obedient Unnamed Mother

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his descendants begging bread.”          A cry for help!  A determined cry for help!  This mother in II … Continue reading

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Samson’s Mother

Judges 13:3  “And the Angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman….”        I like studying the Godly women of Bible.  Each one has their own unique characteristics which give us patterns of life to learn from and … Continue reading

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Martha, The Anxious Homemaker

Luke 10:41 “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”        Martha was the … Continue reading

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A Christian Mother’s Virtues

Isaiah 49 :15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I WILL NOT FORGET YOU.”   As Mother’s Day approaches my thoughts turn toward … Continue reading

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Lois and Eunice, Timothy’s Grandmother and Mother

Paul wrote to Timothy in II Timothy 1:5 “For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and you mother Eunice and I am sure that it is in you as well.” … Continue reading

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Women In The Bible

Proverbs 11:16 “A gracious woman attains honor..” Eve, The First Mother Martha, The Anxious Homemaker Sarah’s Handmaid, Hagar Two Faithful Women Samson’s Mother Esther, A Woman Used By God Hannah, Full of Grace Mary, The Mother of Jesus Elizabeth, The Mother … Continue reading

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Phoebe, A Sister In Jesus Christ

Romans 16:1 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea.”      Phoebe is briefly mentioned here by Paul in Romans, but from this short introduction we can learn a … Continue reading

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Mother’s In The Bible

Eve: The First Mother The Self-Sacrificing Unnamed Mother Sarah’s Handmaid, Hagar A Christian Mother’s Virtues Samson’s Mother Hannah, Full of Grace Mary, The Mother of Jesus Elizabeth, The Mother of John the Baptist A Woman of Virtue The Obedient Unnamed … Continue reading

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The Better Way

     Today’s blog was suggested to me by one of my daughters.  I would like to use it as the theme for this Bible Encouragement blog.  Together we want to seek  “The Good Part”,  “The Better Way,” Using the … Continue reading

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