Monday, September 25, 2006

Learning from the Women of the Bible

What's a girl to do? In the world that we live in, it's hard to find good, solid examples of Godly women. Oh, they're out there, and I am blessed to know some. However, sometimes it's still hard to know what a girl, who's striving to live for God should do. So, what better place then to go straight to the source - the Bible.

In the Bible, God has provided us with many examples of Godly women. I've long been interested in studying in-depth many women from the Bible; in the days and months ahead, I plan to do just that, sharing with you observations made and lessons learned. Though the majority of posts will probably be made by me, Miriam may also do a couple here and there. The plan is to go chronologically, starting the very first woman, and continuing through. No, we won't study every single woman, but we will study many of the ones that God tells us about. We may even study a few not-so-obedient women, to learn from them what not to emulate. Even the most Godly women weren't perfect, like every one of us. So, I hope that we'll be able to learn from their failures, as well as their successes. As wise women, we should not only learn from our own mistakes, but also from the mistakes of others.

Neither Miriam nor I claim to be great Bible scholars, knowing Greek and Hebrew meanings. However, I hope that you can learn along with us, as we share gems mined from the pages of God's Word. We'd also greatly enjoy hearing from you, via the comments sections, about things that stand out to you, or other things we may not have mentioned about each particular woman. That way, we can also learn from each other.

Will you join us on this journey through God's Word, to see what God commends and judges about those women who have gone before us? I can't wait!

Check back within the next few days for the first installment of this series: Eve, the Mother of All.


John Dekker said...

I'm not a woman, but it still sounds exciting! And I'm sure that there are also things that men can learn from women of the Bible - just as women can learn from men in the Bible.

Susan said...

Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to it :).

Anna Naomi said...

That's definitely true! I meant to make that point in my post, but forgot. Although I know that I could learn a lot from the men in the Bible, I decided to start by studying the women.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

I am looking forward to it!