Rahab’s story is one of my favorite Old Testament Bible stories. The Book of Joshua chapters 2 and 6 tell of how a Gentile woman found favor in the sight of God and His people. Rahab is even highlighted in the ‘Hall of Faith’ of Hebrews 11. She is also mentioned in James 2:24-26.
Michal’s story is told throughout the books of 1 and 2 Samuel. She was a princess. In fact, along with her older sister, Michal was the first princess of Israel because her father, Saul, was the first King.
Elizabeth was the wife of Zachariah and a cousin of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her and her husband were both righteous people and for years they asked God to bless them with a child. They had to wait a long time but because of their faith and patience, God answered their prayers, and gave them a son. And he was no ordinary son; he was John the Baptist – the forerunner of Jesus the Christ. Here are four things we can take from the Godly life of Elizabeth whose story is found throughout Luke 1.
Deborah’s story is found in Judges 4:1-22 and followed by her song of victory in Judges 5. She was a judge, prophetess, wife, and probably a mom, too. She was the driving force behind Israel winning one of their toughest battles against Jabin, Sisera, and the powerful Canaanite army. Here are five things we can learn from the life of Deborah.
The story of this woman from Canaan is mentioned twice in the New Testament in Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-30. Even though her name is never mentioned in the Bible, the Canaanite woman displayed an important characteristic that we all would be wise to develop.