Arensshi is saved by grace. She enjoys learning the word of God especially the lives of Women from The Bible.
When I was a young girl, there are many female role models that I followed to become the woman that I am today. Ranging from fictional characters to real people, there are a lot of women who became the object of my admiration because of their strengths and wits. Women from The Bible are no exception. In fact, they are the ones who I admired the most for they embodied how a lady must act in accordance to God’s will.
I’ve read many articles and essays which honor many kinds of women around the world, but only a few spared a glance at the women from the Bible. Let me use this space to share to you how amazing these ladies are.
Best Women Role Models From The Bible:
- Mary, the mother of Jesus
- Queen Esther
And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”
— Luke 1:38
Mary, The Mother of Jesus
This article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the mother of our Savior. Mary is a woman who would abandon everything – even her reputation – in order to obey the Lord. She is a perfect role model for all mothers around the globe. She is an epitome of being strong and tender at the same time. Strong because she was able to endure the pain of losing her Son in the most painful way. Tender because she was able to nurture Jesus with great love and instilled godly values into Him as he grew up. Mary had taught us that a life with humility and obedience to the Lord is truly a worthy life to live.
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
— Ruth 1:16
Ruth is King David’s ancestor. She is a Moabite woman who went to Judah out of her loyalty and love to her mother-in-law, Naomi. The friendship of these two ladies is one of the most beautiful friendships I’ve seen in the Bible. Naomi is a great mentor to Ruth and Ruth in return shows her love to her by following her counsel.
Ruth could’ve chosen to abandon her mother-in-law. It is more convenient for her to just stay in Moab, but she chose to leave her beloved hometown to accompany her. Even with the uncertainty of the future ahead of them, Ruth remained faithful and loyal to Naomi and trusted the God that she serves. I would like to be the kind of friend and daughter to my mother just as Ruth was to Naomi.
If I must die, I must die.
— Esther 4:16 e
Queen Esther is by far one of my most favorite women in the Bible. She was the pandemonium of courage in the ancient times. At first, she was hesitant and fearful to help her people. However, she casted away her fears and did what must be done to save them from dying by the hands of her husband. She bravely declared that she was not afraid to die for them.
The Jewish queen demonstrated that real courage is not the absence of fear, but choosing to overcome it. She was terribly afraid, but she chose to go on to do her responsibilities. That’s what make her brave and strong. She trusted the Lord through her journey, and therefore, she succeeded.
Esther’s life also taught me that God has a purpose why He put me where I am today. Just as she was made royalty to save her nation, I am also who I am today to assume a greater role. Therefore, I should not grumble but should be grateful instead. Just like Esther, I should not think only about myself, but also about the people around me.
Aside from the three mentioned here, there are still multitudes of women in the Bible who deserved to be talked about. They are beautiful, kind, strong and more. Despite their different backgrounds and personalities, they were loved by the Lord and their lives were used by Him to teach the women of today many valuable lessons about life.
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