Women of the Word: Job’s First Daughters

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In previous posts, we wrote about four other women who were apart of Job’s life: his wife and his second set of three daughters, Jemimah, Keziah, and Keren-Happuch. Now, we’re checking out his first set of three daughters who are namelessly mentioned in the Bible. Before a series of unfortunate events happened to Job, he had a relatively good life and a very large family. Job 1:2 says, “He had seven sons and three daughters.”

On their birthdays, Job’s sons liked to hold extravagant parties with a lot of food and drinks. They would invite their sisters to their parties and eat and drink for a long period of time. At one such party, which was held at the oldest’s brothers house, the brothers and sisters were eating and drinking and having a good old time when a mighty desert wind hit the house and caused it to collapse. Sadly, all of them died. What can we learn from the lives of three sisters who came to such a swift and unexpected end? Continue reading

Women of the Word (Recap 8)

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When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.

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Women of the Word: Job’s Wife

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The book of Job is depressingly inspiring. One of the characters that contribute to the book’s gloomy air is Job’s wife who makes her first and last appearance in chapter 2:9 with those infamous words, “Curse God and die!” It can be said that she had a right to be bitter and angry. After all, Job wasn’t the only one going through a series of very unfortunate events; she was too. But Job’s wife was angry at the wrong person.

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