Devotions

Lydia a Seller of Purple

Lydia was met by Paul and Luke as she was in a place of prayer along the river bank near Thyatira.  Lydia and other woman were found here praying on the Sabbath in the outskirts of a city that was filled with darkness and evil about them.  It is thought that Lydia was a Gentile woman who was a proselyte, or one who had converted to a belief in Judaism, and she was gathered along with other devout Jewish woman ...

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Martha: A Woman who became busy about the things of God

Martha was a devoted and caring woman who felt great accomplishment in the smooth and efficient running of her household.  She was the elder sister and order of birth always has an impact upon the personality and role of family within a household.  Martha was both dedicated and family oriented and was a sister to Mary of Bethany and Lazarus.  All three of them were beloved friends of Jesus Christ.

Martha was always busy often multitasking as she was this day as she worked ...

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Rahab Was Used of God

An assignment From God and an application of a scarlet cord through faith helped conceal God’s chosen spies and changed Rahab’s life forever.

Rahab lived in Jericho a prominent city located near the Jordan River which was walled and fortified against possible attacks.  This city was likely a prosperous venue with a highly sought after position because of its location promoting commerce and trade on prime real estate near the river. Rahab reportedly ...

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Esther Was Fair Beautiful and Brave

Esther was orphaned at a young age and she grew into a beautiful Jewish woman with a heart for the things of God.  She was spiritually bold in tumultuously wicked times for God’s chosen people.

Esther followed after the things of God despite any circumstance, setback, or even an appearance of a hurdle on the pathway in front of her.  Esther was living in time of the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after the Jews returned ...

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Abigail: A Woman Beautiful Inside and Out

Abagail was the kind of wife every man inwardly desires but rarely finds; however Abigail was not rightly loved or appreciated by her own husband.  She had a quickened spiritual heart that displayed many godly characteristics and was filled with a bountiful harvest of fruitful living.  Abigail was beautiful from the inside out.  She was certainly a woman who was aligned to God’s calling for her, and for all women; to live a Proverbs thirty-one life despite any circumstances of ...

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Miriam the Prophetess, sister of Aaron, and a sinner

A Woman Covered in God’s rich grace and mercy from the Women of Grace Series

Miriam was an Israelite, not just any Israelite, but the sister or Aaron the priest.  She, along with thousands of other Jewish people had just witnessed a great triumph as Pharaoh and his army had fallen into the sea and the waters crowded in around them; breaking apart their chariots and sending the entire army to a watery grave at the bottom of the sea.

Miriam and ...

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From Sarai to Sara

Sarai was born in Babylon; home of the proliferation of all false religion.  It is not clear what beliefs and practices both Sarai and Abram had been taught growing up.  Abram, Sarai, and extended family members of Abram left Babylon heading to Canaan to dwell after the marriage of Abram and Sarai.  This journey forth was in a time of severe famine and great difficulty as they made their way to the land of Canaan.

Because of the severe famine Abraham changed ...

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Judicious Deborah

Deborah was the wife of Lapidoth and little else about her personal life is mentioned in the biblical account of her life; including no details of her marriage other than the name of her husband and no mention if there were any children.  The biblical account speaks most of all about her duty as a judge and prophet in ancient biblical times of the Old Testament.

The leadership and foresight of Deborah helped to purchase Israel forty years of peace ...

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Eve: The First Wife and Mother

Eve was the first female, first wife, and first mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth. She is our first example of a woman created by the hand of God.  God created her by piercing the side of Adam the first man created upon this earth.  Woman was taken from man and given a specific role on this earth.  Women are to be a helpmeet for their husband to assist him in meeting the will of God upon this ...

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Biblically Based Role of Men and Women

To understand the roles in life God gave to both man and woman we must start at the beginning to build upon the foundation God set in place.

Man was created by God first and in His image.  Woman was created out of a rib from the side of man as a help meet for him by God.  God understood that man needed companionship and fellowship which would never be possible from any creature who roamed the earth; thus ...

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