Incredible Women In The Bible
Times may have changed, but their examples still shine. Get inspired and motivated by the strong women in the Bible who showed their bravery, trust, patience, and unwavering faith. There’s no shortage of incredible women in the Bible who made their mark on the Christian world.
Elizabeth was too old to conceive a child — but God made it possible. She went on to give birth to John the Baptist, who told the world of its coming savior, Jesus Christ.
Queen Esther showed great courage by telling the Persian king about a plan to assassinate him, and later, a plan to have all the Jews in Persia killed. With the power of prayer and bravery, she saved her people.
While Eve isn’t the most upstanding woman in the Bible, she’s certainly one of the most influential. By giving into evil, she reminds the world that while God is good, Satan’s temptations are not.
Hannah desperately prayed for a son and promised that she would dedicate his life to God. When God came through, she kept her word: She left her son Samuel to be raised in the temple. Hannah’s faithfulness never faltered.
Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, is known for bravely saving her infant nephew, the prince Joash, from being massacred by the Queen Mother. Prince Joash’s survival preserved the line of David, thanks to Jehosheba.
Mary of Bethany
The sister of Martha and Lazarus, Mary always put Jesus first. While she was hosting Him at her home with Martha, He commended her for “choosing the better” by sitting at His feet instead of being swayed by housework and entertaining duties.
Mary of Nazareth
Mary’s all-important role in the Bible goes without saying: The mother of Jesus, she gave birth to the world’s savior when she was just a teen, as the angel Gabriel said she would.
Mary Magdalene is an oft-misunderstood Biblical figure, but she was certainly a faithful follower of Jesus. After being healed by Him, she traveled with Him and witnessed his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.
While Mary’s sister Martha was chastised by Jesus for putting her hosting duties above learning Jesus’ word, she was still a devoted follower who wanted Jesus to be comfortable and waited upon.
The prophetess Miriam was Moses’ older sister, and she helped save him as a baby. Their mother left him in a basket to protect him from being killed by Pharaoh, and when Pharaoh’s daughter found him and took pity on him, Miriam offered up their mother to nurse him so they could stay together.
Priscilla is an example of a Godly wife in the Bible: Throughout her marriage to Aquila, the couple was known for their powerful ministry and generosity to those in need.
Rachel patiently waited to marry her love Jacob after being cruelly deceived by her father, who tricked Jacob into marrying her sister Leah. Her prayers were answered, and although she was childless at first, she became the mother to Joseph and Benjamin.
Ruth the Moabite was an example of unwavering faith bravery in the Bible. After being widowed early in life, she stuck with her mother-in-law and followed God for all her days, believing he would provide for her.
Abraham’s wife Sarah is an example of how God keeps his promises: After telling Abraham she would bear a son, despite being barren, Sarah gave birth to Isaac at 90 years old.