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“Not so, my lord, Hannah replied, I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD.” (1 Samuel 1:15)

Holy Land Man points out that there are plenty of women in the bible who were strong, capable and these ladies did not sit around waiting for someone else to get the job done. They did what they needed to do. 

They feared God and lived faithfully, making them empowered by God that all women ought to be strong, follow his call, and used these actions to inspire and teach through the biblical text.

Prayerful Influence 

Holy Land Man studied 1 Samuel, and tells us that there’s a woman named Hannah:

“Not so, my lord, Hannah replied, I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD.” (1 Samuel 1:15)

Troubled because she’s barren and can’t bear a child. 

She also faces provocation under the influence of the second wife named Peninnah saying, that she’s been abandoned because of her cursed womb:

“Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah would say to her, Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?” (1 Samuel 1:6-8)

We all know that during those times, women that can’t bear children were considered cursed because that’s their primary purpose. 

With no other person to turn, she turned and asked the Lord for a son, with a promise that she will dedicate it to Him in all sacred purpose:

“And she made a vow, saying, Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.” (1 Samuel 1:11)

Holy Land Man also notes, just by the next morning, God provided by answering her call, giving birth to Samuel, whom he anointed to become prophet, priest, and judge in Israel:

“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. So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, Because I asked the Lord for him.” (1 Samuel 1:19)

Courageous Influence

Esther, a Jewish girl living together with the exiles in Persia found herself to be a queen in the making. Esther was prepared by God to save His people:

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

Holy Land Man believe that she had all the courage, even though knowing that by entering the King’s quarter uninvited, it will cost her life, as she plan to plead for the life of her people:

“Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 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.” (Esther 4:15)

Today, God uses people just like Esther to be a courageous instrument for the sake of the salvation of many. He still uses women today, in many ways for by those who are willing to be used for a special purpose.

Fragrant Influence

Holy Land Man studied the faithful records: a woman named Mary Magdalene knew for herself of what great salvation she had received from the Lord. She was then fulfilled by all her heart’s desire, love, joy and peace in all her life. 

This motivated her to pour out a very costly perfume that is worth a year of compensation for Jesus’ head and feet. Though criticized for such action, she knew that it’s not enough thus reminding us that a life overflowing with thanksgiving to Christ.

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?” (2 Corinthians 2:14-16)

Faithful Influence

Our Minister further noted that such examples can be seen from Timothy’s mother and grandmother:

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5)

Regardless of discrimination of how women were viewed by their gender, they have chosen to trust God and not dwell on their difficult circumstances. Lois and Eunice raised Timothy to love and fear the Lord. It demonstrates their faithfulness and despite the seemingly hopeless circumstances these women have constantly put their hope in God.

Part 8/8 How And Why GOD Created The Woman?

Note that all general claims and observations by Holy Land Man refer to the vast majority of 70-90% and never to the 100% and so the assertion that “women are…” never refers to 100% but to 70-90%.

Women In The Bible Series

  1. Women in the Bible (Old & New Testament)
  2. Women’s Role in the New Testament
  3. Women Role in the Church
  4. Women as Prophets “Prophetees”
  5. Women as Mothers “Light of the Family”
  6. Women as Leaders “Politically”
  7. Women Standing in a Relationship “Gender Equality”
  8. Women As Whisperer/Influential

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5790121

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