Serving an international readership with the Old Jerusalem Gospel via the Internet.
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Lauds | Links | churches of Christ
Plan of Salvation | Correspondence Course | Daily Bible Reading | Contact Us

 Vol. 5, No. 8 

August 2003

Priscilla's Page *Editor's Note*

~ Page 16 ~

The Influence of Biblical Women
in Strengthening the Church

By Marilyn LaStrape

Image According to one author who wrote on all the women in the Bible, the named and unnamed women in Scripture are over 1,700 in number. The insights into the individual lives and influences of these biblical women reveal to us how absolutely remarkable some of them were in their love, faithfulness, obedience, courage and innocence. Others are truly bad women -- utterly heinous, ruthless, scandalous, vicious and treacherous in their behavior and their relationship with others.

Every woman in the Bible had her own unique set of problems, struggles and challenges. It is how they chose to confront them that makes all the difference in their influence on us. For those who followed God, their complete dependence on him was at the root of their victories! For those who did not, they ultimately met with grief, horror and loss.

We, too, as women can learn from their examples. We can learn that we need to establish a spiritual context to go through life's situations in order to be filled with the knowledge of God's will. We can also learn that disobedience and disdain for God leads to our failure and destruction.

Below are listed just a few of the biblical women and the influence they continue to have in our lives for good or evil.

God intended for women of all ages to read and learn from the lives of these women and all other women in Scripture. These examples can strengthen our character and resolve in the choices that we make. "For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4).Image

Go to Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20

Conditions of Use