Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 7: Deborah’s Encouragement

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 7: Deborah’s Encouragement [Deborah] sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali and said to him, “Has not the Lord, the God of Israel, commanded you, ‘Go, gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking 10,000 from the people of Naphtali and the people of Zebulun’?” (Judges 4:6, ESV) Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go, but…

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Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 6: Hannah’s Prayer

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 6: Hannah’s Prayer   [Ekanah] had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.  (1 Samuel‬ 1:2,‬ ESV‬‬)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because…

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Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 5: Rahab’s Faith

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 5: Rahab’s Faith  But [Rahab] had brought them up to the roof and hid them with the stalks of flax that she had laid in order on the roof. (Joshua 2:6, ESV) I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you.…

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Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 4: Ruth’s Heart of Devotion

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 4: Ruth’s Heart of Devotion  “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.” (Ruth 1:16-17, ESV) Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a…

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Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 3: Esther’s Courage

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 3: Esther’s Courage  “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14, ESV) “Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and…

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Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 2: Sarah’s Laughter

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 2: Sarah’s Laughter  The Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?' Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Genesis‬ 18:13-14‬ ESV‬‬)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even…

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Lessons from Women of the Old Testament 1: Eve’s Wandering Eyes

Lessons from Women of the Old Testament Day 1: Eve’s Wandering Eyes  And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17, ESV) So when the woman saw that the tree was good for…

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