1 Corinthians 10 v 11, Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction………
The Women of the Bible- Esther, Abigail, Ruth, Sarah, Rebekah and Mary…
The Men of the Bible- Noah, Joseph, Elijah, David, Abraham, Paul, Moses, Job etc.
What should we learn from them? How can their lives and decisions inform us? Is their a common vein between them and us?
MEN OF THE BIBLE
The assignments were not mundane and far from easy but never repeated. Slaying Giants, to confronting Rome, leaving Ur, the Exodus, Being sold as a slave, Building an Ark, Climbing Mounts Carmel and Horeb.
Faith must be strengthened, life is not easy and don’t expect it to be. Sometimes you will feel afraid; but don’t despair. You don’t need to know why, and he wont always explain, it will look stupid to others but trust his promises and his voice.
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE
They were far more than ‘fair’ ladies; courageous, obedient, filled with humility- selfless. They provided support and comfort, love and loyalty to the men in their lives. A successful man needs a virtuous woman. How much do men really accomplish without that? Woman was made for man, that’s for sure. Don’t be agitated, its not a subjugation of your worth.
Freewill they had from the start……………….Belief a pre-requisite. Perfection is not what God expected, Your salvation is his ultimate desire. Coercion not his MO, although persuasion is necessary sometimes. Endurance- that is required, Repentance-mandatory; Courage almost always, He doesn’t need your help, just do as he says; a mentor, friendship and resources he always provides. He will get it done, with or without your help.