Three Women Heroes in the Bible

Rahab

 

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pies sent by Joshua from Shittim.  She is listed as one of the people in the family line of Jesus. She was used by God for his plan even though she is a harlot. She is not a respectable person and has bad reputation in her society. Rahab was not special in any way but she heard about the Great God we serve and believed in him. Her stubbornness melted away after she had heard about the wonders that God had done for the Israelite. Rahab’s faith in God motivate her to save her own life and her family. She was courageous enough to take in the two spies and hid them in the attic of her house. Each of us fall short in some ways and we all have our own past. We need to step out in our faith from our past to follow God and do his will. God does not condemn us for our sins but he offer everyone the opportunity to receive the gift of salvation.

Esther

 

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Queen Esther saved the Jews by interceding for them to the king. Haman plotted to kill the Jews by getting the king to make a degree for the soldiers to fight against them on the 13th of Adar, the twelveth month. Queen Esther initially did not want to help but she changed her mind after Mordecai challlenged her. Esther did not want to help because she would be sentenced to death if the king will not hold out the scepter. Those who are not invited by the king will be put to death. Because of God’s grace, we are able to enter into God’s presence. We can receive receive the gift of salvation and enter into his presence in the kingdom of heaven because God sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross. Anyone who believe in Jesus Christ is regarded as righteous. When we put on the righteousness of Christ, we can boldly come into his presence.

Deborah and Jael

 

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Deborah called Barak to lead an army against the Israelite oppressor, Sisera as God commanded her. However, Barak was not brave enough to go into war himself and he will only lead the army if Deborah go with him. Deborah warned that the honor will be bestowed to a woman if she go with him and they win the war. During the war, Sisera ran away to Jael’s tent knowing that his army has been defeated by Barak. Jael welcomed Sisera into her tent. She gave Sisera a skin of milk when he said he was thirsty. Afterward, Sisera lay down to sleep. While he was sleeping, Jael drove a tent peg through his skull and killed him. When Barak pass by Jael’s tent, Jael showed him the body of Sisera. Jael was a woman yet he was able to gain victory over a powerful warrior, Sisera. The story is about how a weak woman ridicule the Canaanite warrior.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 KJV)

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. (Psalm 27:14 KJV)

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1 KJV)

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13 KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV)

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV)

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 KJV)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 KJV)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 KJV)

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 KJV)

Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. (Romans 4:9-12 KJV)

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. (Romans 4:3 KJV)

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. (2 Timothy 2:20-21 KJV)

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you. (2 Corinthians 4:7-12 KJV)

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 KJV)

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, (Titus 2:7 KJV)

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (Titus 2:15 KJV)

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. (1 Peter 5:3 KJV)

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. (Philippians 3:12-16 KJV)