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I saw one of those quizzes on social media that asks questions and comes up with the woman from the Bible that you’re most like. It inspired me to look up a good sampling of the women in the Bible and see what they were like. Ouch! Some of these descriptions are me at my worst! (I would prefer to always resemble Mary of Bethany and Esther, among others.) Read and see which Bible women you’re most like.
- A woman who desires “forbidden fruit,” like Eve? (Genesis 3:6)
- Deceitful and tricky, like Rebekah? (Genesis 27:6-42)
- Critical of your husband’s spirituality, like Zipporah and Michal? (Exodus 4:25; 2 Samuel 6:16-23)
- A woman who criticizes the man of God, like Miriam? (Numbers 12:1-9)
- A prostitute, like Rahab (Joshua 2:1) and Gomer (Hosea)?
- Completely convinced that what God says, He'll do, like Deborah? (Judges 4:1-9)
- Wily and brave, like Jael? (Judges 4:18-21)
- Willing to pull up your roots and travel far away in order to follow your God, like Ruth? (Ruth 1:16-17)
- Bitter, like Naomi? (Ruth 1:20)
- A sincere woman of prayer, like Hannah? (1 Samuel 1:13-19)
- Beautiful and wise, like Abigail? (1 Samuel 25:3-33)
- Used and abused, like Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:2-4) and Tamar? (2 Samuel 13:2-19)
- The kind of woman who needs to see to believe, like the Queen of Sheba? (1 Kings 10:1-9)
- An evil schemer, like Jezebel? (1 Kings 16-2 Kings 9)
- Hospitable to God’s people, like the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:10-16), the Shunammite woman who built a “prophet’s chamber” on her house for Elisha (2 Kings 4:8-10), Simon’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38-39), Mary and Martha of Bethany (Luke 10; John 11), Mary the mother of John Mark (Acts 12:12), and Lydia (Acts 16:40)?
- Elegant, patient, and willing to risk your life, like Esther? (Esther, the whole book)
- Wise, industrious, and giving, like the Virtuous Woman? (Proverbs 31:10-31)
- A seeker of importance through your children, like Mary, the mother of James and John? (Matthew 20:20-22)
- A sensuous dancer, who doesn’t care about human life, like the daughter of Herodias? (Mark 6:22-28)
- A demon-possessed woman, like Mary Magdalene, before Jesus cured her? (Mark 16:9)
- Submissive to the will of God, no matter the cost, like Jesus’ mother, Mary? (Luke 1:28-38)
- Faithful in service to God over many years, like Anna? (Luke 2:36-38)
- Greedy and a liar, like Sapphira? (Acts 5)
- Someone who helps the poor, like the Virtuous Woman (Proverbs 31:20) and Dorcas? (Acts 9:36-39)
- A willing messenger, like Rhoda? (Acts 12:13-15)
- A hard-working partner with your husband, like Priscilla? She even helped her husband teach sound doctrine to Apollos. (Acts 18)
- A “servant of the church,” like Phebe? (Romans 16:1, 27)
- Contentious in the church, like Euodias, and Syntyche? (Philippians 4:2)
- A mother who shares your faith with your child, like Eunice? (2 Timothy 1:5)
- A grandmother who shares your faith with your grandchild, like Lois? (2 Timothy 1:5)
- An example of faith, godly submission, and modesty, like Abraham’s wife, Sarah? (Hebrews 11:11; 1 Peter 3:3-6)
It’s interesting that God shows us all kinds of women in His Word. It’s meaningful because we can all identify with someone. The good news is that there is healing in Christ for any abuse and suffering. There's forgiveness for every sin. Jesus Christ can meet every need.
Do you need salvation from sin?
- Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
- For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16).
- For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).
Do you need God to understand your personal issues?
- For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).
- Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Peter 5:7).
Do you have material needs?
- Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:31-33).
Do you need guidance?
- Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not (Jeremiah 33:3).
- 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).
Whatever your need, Jesus is there for you. Call upon Him today.