• Amos and the Women of Samaria

    Amos and the Women of Samaria

    The Old Testament prophets told it like it was. In Amos 4 the prophet Amos addresses the women of Samaria. “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan,     who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy,     who say to your husbands, ‘Bring, that we may… Read more

  • Women Who Sew Magic Bands

    Women Who Sew Magic Bands

    Ezekiel had no patience for false prophets. In Ezekiel 13:17-18 he warned against women who sew magic bands and veils.  “And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophesy against them and say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women… Read more

  • Women as Snares and Nets

    Women as Snares and Nets

    In Ecclesiastes 7:26 we find a symbolic group of women who are referred to as snares and nets to unsuspecting men. “And I find more bitter than death The woman whose heart is snares and nets, Whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God shall escape from her, But the sinner shall be trapped by… Read more

  • Dancing Women in the Bible

    Dancing Women in the Bible

    The Israelites lived in fear of the Philistines. Everyone feared them, especially the Philistine champion Goliath who was six cubits and a span. That translates into nine feet nine inches tall. Though this is hard for us to comprehend, several historians of the times mentioned giants that were seven cubits. Nonetheless, Goliath towered over the… Read more

  • The Levite’s Concubine

    The Levite’s Concubine

    During the times when Israel had no king, a Levite lived in the remote mountains of Ephraim. He took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem, but his concubine was unfaithful to him and left him, returning to her father’s house and staying there for four months.  As a man of God, this Levite should have… Read more

  • Micah’s Mother

    Micah’s Mother

    The later part of the book of Judges includes a series of stories that illustrate the pagan influences on the people of Israel. Chapter 17 tells the story of Micah and his mother. They lived in the mountains of Ephraim.  Micah’s mother had a large stash of money that was stolen, so she put a… Read more

  • Zipporah, the Midianite Wife of Moses

    Zipporah, the Midianite Wife of Moses

    Moses settled in the land of Midian and married Zipporah, daughter of the Midianite priest. No mention is made of love on the part of either husband or wife. Moses Meets Daughters of Reul Though Moses was raised as an Egyptian prince, he never forgot his Hebrew heritage. As an adult, Moses saw an Egyptian… Read more

  • Tamar and Judah

    Tamar and Judah

    Judah found a wife for his son Er. Her name was Tamar. But soon after their marriage, God killed Er due to his wickedness. So as was the custom, Tamar was given to Judah’s second son, Onan, so that he might pass along Er’s line. But Onan had a problem with that. If he had… Read more

  • The Tragedy of Dinah

    The Tragedy of Dinah

    After Jacob’s family settled in the Canaanite city of Shechem, Leah’s daughter Dinah decided to explore the city. She went on her own into the city to meet other young women, but when Shechem, prince of the country, saw her, he fell in love with her. He brought her to the palace and had his… Read more

  • Women Professing Godliness

    Women Professing Godliness

    As we wind down our journey through the Bible, we have just a few more groups of women to look at. In today’s episode of All God’s Women, we look at Paul’s advice for women who profess godliness. Backstory I used to think Paul had something against women because of all the rules he had.… Read more

  • Euodia and Syntyche: 2 Feuding Women

    Euodia and Syntyche: 2 Feuding Women

    Euodia and Syntyche had a disagreement that split their entire New Testament church. Paul had to address their situation. The Philippian Church The name Euodia means fragrant. The name Syntyche means fortunate. They are mentioned by Paul in his letter to the Philippian church. He calls them out in Philippians 4:2, but before we get… Read more

  • Fortune-telling Damsel

    Fortune-telling Damsel

    In Acts 16 Paul met a fortune-telling damsel taunting him as we passed by her each day. Whenever we look at Bible women, I try to tell the story from her perspective, putting us in her place. In this week’s episode of All God’s Women, I’m doing something different. We’re looking at the Fortune-telling Damsel… Read more

  • Servant Girls of the High Priest

    Servant Girls of the High Priest

    In Matthew 26 we meet a group of servant girls who confronted Peter about Jesus. Every story in the Bible is there for a reason. Every woman included in the Bible serves a purpose. Good or bad, we can learn from them and their interactions with others. Today we look at the servant girls in… Read more

  • Martha of Bethany

    Martha of Bethany

    Martha of Bethany hosted and cared for Jesus and His disciples when He came to her town. Mary and Martha are two of the more famous sisters in the Bible. They’re usually lumped together as a compare and contrast with Mary being regarded as the better sister. But the two deserve to be studied individually.… Read more

  • Mother of the Blind Man in the Bible

    Mother of the Blind Man in the Bible

    The mother of the blind man in the Bible had a choice to either claim or deny the miracle of her son’s healing. Over the past few weeks we’ve had several stories of parents who were willing to do whatever it took to find healing for their child. Today we find a different kind of… Read more

  • Jesus and the Adulterous Woman

    Jesus and the Adulterous Woman

    The story of Jesus and the adulterous woman shows us the compassion He has for all of us despite our failures. We’ve all sinned, but what do you do when you’re caught in the act of sin? How do you react? How do you expect others to react? In today’s story of The Adulteress, we… Read more

  • Herodias: The Woman Who Murdered John the Baptist

    Herodias: The Woman Who Murdered John the Baptist

    Herodias hated John the Baptist for speaking out against her sin, so she arranged for his murder. We’ve had several months of feel-good stories, of women in desperate situations who were redeemed by the love and mercy of Jesus. Today’s story is not so pretty. We look at Herodias, a vile woman consumed with power… Read more

  • The Sinful Woman in Luke 7:36-50

    The Sinful Woman in Luke 7:36-50

    The sinful woman in Luke 7 anointed the feet of Jesus with a costly perfume. Have you ever received a gift you didn’t feel you deserved? How did you handle it? In today’s story of the sinful woman, we see a woman so grateful for God’s mercy that she was willing to humble herself and… Read more

  • Careless Women in the Bible

    Careless Women in the Bible

    In Isaiah 32 the prophet says to careless women who are at ease to rise up, hear his voice, and pay attention to what he has to say. Are you living with a sense of urgency or complacency? Is your life one of ease or need? What will it take to wake you up from… Read more

  • Daughters of Zion

    Daughters of Zion

    Daughter of Zion is usually used to describe the inhabitants of Jerusalem. In Isaiah 3 Daughters of Zion refers to wealthy Jewish women who had gone astray.  How often do you find yourself trying to impress people? How do you try to impress them? Does it work? In today’s episode of All God’s Women we… Read more

  • Job’s Wife: Villain or Victim?

    Job’s Wife: Villain or Victim?

    In today’s episode of All God’s Women, we look at Job’s wife, a woman like Zeresh, who gave bad advice to her husband, but we have no evidence that she ever turned from her foolish thinking. Read more