This post is a courtesy of my mother, Maite, a Pastor’s wife, who has studied Biblical women in the Bible her whole life and knows their lessons.
I believe that these Bible lessons for women (and the women that are the main protagonists in them) are there for super important reasons. They’re meant to guide you.
To best learn about Biblical womanhood, the women in the Bible obviously the best choice. They are so incredibly talented. Special. Amazing. They all inspire not just women in the world, but men, kids and everyone everywhere.
Mary, Esther, Ruth, Hannah, Eve, Sarah, Bathsheba, Rebekah, Rachel are some of them.
In these Bible lessons for women, besides the pristine example of our Lord Christ, these women are the best example of what God wants for your life, how you can become the perfect woman/mother/wife in Him, and how much he loves you and how He can take care of you and your problems.
So, now I will begin briefly name the takeaways you have to study from the 10 top Bible lessons for women and that are meant to bring you guidance into becoming a woman of God.
Biblical womanhood covers several things: submission, humility, the virtue to listen, faith, and love for God. Fortunately for you, these Biblical woman teach ALL of those to you:
And today, you can learn all of those Biblical womanhood qualities. Pay careful attention.
Let’s discover these Bible lessons for women to transform your heart and personal life:
Ruth: God Can Take Care Of You Even If You Are In Trouble
Ruth 3:11: “And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character”.
This book has got great pearls of wisdom that the world is totally helpless in offering people. From how to deal with the death of loved ones, pursuing a better life(aka the American dream), seeking a husband, and much else this book offers.
No matter how many psychologists, psychiatrists, or any other shrink you go to, the “worldly” knowledge of the world just can’t offer those answers(like how to deal with death of loved ones) that ONLY God can give you.
2.Esther: the Lord uses women powerfully and beautifully
Esther 4:15: “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
Did you know that in the present day, the events of the book of Esther are the reason why the Jewish festivity of Purim was created? And out of all the Bible studies for women, this is my favorite.
The Bible states Esther was the most beautiful woman of her time, and she was most likely a celebrity in her time. As you can see in her quote, she was also a woman of a lot of faith. Trusting God, even if it means death. How many women today can say the same?
3.Sarah: Fertility clinics shouldn’t even exist. God is your personal fertility clinic.
Genesis 21:2: “Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him”.
In the United States, a lot of women have trouble getting pregnant. And not only in the U.S. but all over the world. In fact, I personally know a Christian couple that has been trying to have a child but just can’t. How awful can infertility be, right?
You would ask if they’re being good Christians. Totally SHOCKING: They’re not. In fact, they’re not even going to church. AT ALL. You think this is a coincidence? Of course not. Trust God and give your everything to Him and He will answer faithfully.
4. Rahab: God has mercy of women who honor him. Even if they are a prostitute.
Joshua 2:10: “We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below”.
Rahab praised, feared and honored the Lord by protecting the Israelite spies, who needed help. God rewarded her by sparing her life from the upcoming slaughter.
5.The Widow From Zarephath of Sidon: Having a heart that honors God can save your life
How to really explain this incredible story? This is one of my favorite women in the Bible. And it can make a great Bible study for women. If you know this story before, you know that there was a terrible hunger in Israel and in the surrounding lands because Elijah(with God’s power) was causing a severe drought in the land.
There were a lot of people dying because of the famine and drought in Israel. Many men, women, widows with their children. But God sent Elijah to save one particular widow.
Elijah arrived at the home of the widow of Zarephath of Sidon, and asked the widow for food in 1 Kings 17:12:
1 Kings 17:12: “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”
Of course, God knew the widow had no food. And was about to perform a miracle to save her. But the thing is, the widow from Zarephath of Sidon was an outsider, and “foreigner” or a “pagan” in Jewish society standards. Weren’t there “national”, non-pagan widows in Israel that needed help?
Take a look at Luke 4:25, where we find out something astonishing:
Luke 4:25: “I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon”.
There were. And many. The Lord himself said there were a lot of widows in Israel at that time.
But God decided to save HER life instead of the many other widows that were dying in that time. How come this foreigner, “pagan”, outsider, was saved and not the Israelite ones? because unlike many people in the U.S. today, God doesn’t discriminate. That says a lot about how the Lord can really hate racism and does not care about where you come from, your nation, as long as you have a good heart.
6.Mary: Humility goes a long way to make you a woman that is pleasant in God’s eyes
Luke 1:38: “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her”.
Of course, the beloved virgin Mary, the most special of all women deserves a place on this list of 10 top Bible lessons for women. But be careful, because we do not worship her or put her on statues like the catholics do. (Only God is worthy of worship and not humans).
The Bible doesn’t elaborate on why God picked her for the most important task and blessing a woman would ever have on Earth, but I think I have a pretty good guess. She was a holy woman, with a humble heart that was like gold to the Lord.
7.Hannah: Your children are for the Lord and not for yourself
Hannah’s womb was shut. Like many women today, she was sterile and unable to get pregnant and was constantly depressed about it. She begged God for a child, and what made God work the miracle in her uterus?
The promise of the dedication of Samuel’s entire life to the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:19: “Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. 20 So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel,[b] saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”
This shows us the utter importance of giving our children for the Lord. Not the world, not for getting into “Harvard”, not to our own selfish desires, or to other sinful things. But entirely and completely to Him.
8.Rebekah: A conspicuous marriage lesson
Rebekah fits into the 10 top Bible studies for women because of what her life teaches about how the Lord can give you the perfect marriage. Her life is a beautiful lesson that shows us you never have to worry about dying alone in a house full of cats when you have Jesus. God is the perfect matchmaker.
Check out why she is a great marriage lesson in this marriage Scriptures post.
9.Dorcas: your good deeds for the Lord matter to Him
I LOVE Dorcas. She’s briefly mentioned in the Bible but she must have been one AMAZING Christian woman greatly loved by the Lord. In a way, she reminds me of Job, whom God used to show that bad circumstances can ALWAYS glorify the Lord.
Let’s immediately take a look at Acts 9:36-38:
Acts 9:36: “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
The Bible claims that she was “always doing good” and “helping the poor”. Honestly, if the Bible considers her good deeds to be so important that they deserved to be mentioned, then this woman must have been one hell of a woman!
How many people today can claim that they are always thinking about the poor? and helping them, seriously? This woman’s heart must have been like pure gold. She was obviously special for the Lord.
So, of course, when she got sick and died, the Lord was not going to stand by and let that happen. Let’s take a look right now at Acts 9:39-40:
Acts: 9:39: “Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. 40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up”.
The lesson here? The Lord will even resurrect you from the dead if you are a woman that cares about Him and his kingdom first. What a motivation to be a Proverbs 31 woman.
10.Mary Magdalene: Women’s roles are just as important as men’s for God
If feminists found out what the Lord did for and with Mary Magdalene, many would INEVITABLY convert to Christ. Our Lord is truly beautiful.
According to scholars, in the time of the Lord Jesus, women were not even allowed to testify in court trials, could not go out in public or talk to strangers. They were culturally and socially inferior.
We can see what the Lord thinks about this when He gives Mary Magdalene the most important mission after his Resurrection. Even though they were not even allowed to testify in court trials and were considered “unreliable”.
The Lord ignored this and elevated her status by commanding her to become the testifier of the most important event in the history of the world. Glory to the Lord.
In conclusion, it’s so incredible to be a woman that’s used by God. It’s like you are the best thing in the world. I’m kind of jealous of them!(kidding).They are such amazing Godly women. That’s why we NEED these Bible lessons for women.
The Lord loves women and has a special ministry and direction for them. You just have to have a open heart and the right attitude and you’ll reap the amazing rewards these amazing Biblical women reaped for themselves.
The wondering of how to be a perfect woman(yes you can be one) and how to live your life to please God is OVER. Our God has provided us with specific examples. We all love the women in the Bible.
Remember, this is just a brief summary + some great takeaways in each one of these incredibly special books in the Bible that are the best Bible studies for women. It is definitely your mission to go and dig ABSOLUTELY more of this books. I’ve just given you an AMAZING initial kickstart.
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