Rizpah

Women of the Bible Rizpah ====== Her name means: "A Hot Stone" or "Coal" Her character: Saul's concubine Rizpah was the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth. Though a woman with few rights and little power, she displayed great courage and loyalty after the death of her sons. / Her sorrow: That her only sons were executed and their bodies dishonored because of their father's crime. / Her joy: That the bodies of her sons were finally given Continue Reading

The Woman with the Issue of Blood

The Woman with the Issue of Blood ================================= Her character: So desperate for healing, she ignored the conventions of the day for the chance to touch Jesus. / Her sorrow: To have suffered a chronic illness that isolated her from others. / Her joy: That after long years of suffering, she finally found peace and freedom. / Key Scriptures: Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48 Her Story ========= The woman hovered Continue Reading

Women Preachers and Prophetesses

Acts 21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. 8 Reasons for women preachers: 1 – In the Gospel we read of several women messengers who proclaimed “good news” [Matt. 28:1-10; Lk. 24:9-11; Jn. 4:28-30; 20:16-18]. 2 – In Acts 2:14-21; Joel 2:28-31 God predicted and promised that He Himself would pour out His Spirit upon women and they would prophesy. To prophesy means to “speak to men to edification, Continue Reading

Women of the Bible – Jezebel

Jezebel ======= Her name means: "Where Is the Prince?" Her character: A religious woman, she spread idolatry throughout Israel. Powerful, cunning, and arrogant, she actively opposed God, even in the face of indisputable proofs of his sovereignty. / Her triumph: To have enhanced her own power at the expense of others. / Her tragedy: Her arrogance led to a shameless death. / Key Scriptures: 1 Kings 16:29-33; 18:1-19:2; 21:1-25; 2 Kings Continue Reading

Women of the Bible – The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba ================== Her character: Though a pagan queen like Jezebel, she prized wisdom above power. She appears to have been intellectually gifted, with a good head for business and diplomacy. / Her joy: That her quest for wisdom was rewarded beyond her expectations. / Key Scriptures: 1 Kings 10:1-13; Matthew 12:42 Her Story ========= Sheba was a fragrant land, famous for its perfumes and spices. Located on the Continue Reading

Women of the Bible: Rizpah

Rizpah ====== Her name means: "A Hot Stone" or "Coal" Her character: Saul's concubine Rizpah was the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth. Though a woman with few rights and little power, she displayed great courage and loyalty after the death of her sons. / Her sorrow: That her only sons were executed and their bodies dishonored because of their father's crime. / Her joy: That the bodies of her sons were finally given an honorable burial. / Continue Reading

Ruth’s Confession

Ruth 1:14,16,17 Then they wept aloud again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law [good-bye], but Ruth clung to her. And Ruth said, urge me not to leave you, or to return from following you; for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts me from Continue Reading

Women of the Bible – The Wise Woman of Abel

The Wise Woman of Abel ====================== Her character: Rather than passively waiting for someone else to save her city, she had the wisdom and courage to act quickly and decisively. / Her sorrow: That her city, though faithful to the king, was besieged by his army because it had been infiltrated by a rebellious leader. / Her joy: That she was able to successfully intercede for the town, thus averting disaster for many innocent people. / Continue Reading

Women of the Bible Tamar, Daughter of King David

Tamar, Daughter of King David ============================= Her name means: "Date Tree" or "Palm Tree" Her character: Tamar shared her father's, David's, good looks. Young and innocent, she was naive to the danger that threatened from her own family. / Her sorrow: That her half brother saw her only as an object for his lust, destroying her future as a result, and that her father, the king, did nothing to protect her. / Key Scriptures: 2 Continue Reading

Women of the Bible: Bathsheba

Bathsheba ========= Her name means: "The Seventh Daughter" or "The Daughter of an Oath" Her character: Her beauty made her victim to a king's desire. Though it is difficult to discern her true character, she seems to have found the courage to endure tragedy, winning the king's confidence and eventually securing the kingdom for her son Solomon. / Her sorrow: To have been molested by a supposedly godly man, who then murdered her husband. To Continue Reading