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The Bible is rich in stories about extraordinary women who were once undeserving of redemption from God. Take a look at these women who changed the course of history.
Christian women are imperfect beings who got the female redemption experience through Jesus Christ. Many of us have done regrettable things in the past and will continually dwell on them for the rest of our lives. However, we find strength in abiding by God’s word through the examples of these exemplary Biblical women.
They are far from perfect – they were women once deemed by society as unworthy of their sinful ways. In a world filled with diverse role models, it can be easy to overlook Biblical women and the timeless wisdom their testimonies offer. It is something that Christian women need today.
The Bible offers a rich tapestry of stories brimming with flawed yet powerful women who rose above where they were in life. They displayed strength and exceptional faith, which inspires young Christian girls and women across all backgrounds.
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The author could have been a better role model for women to follow. Rose “Maria McCarthy” Anding led a life of subsequent and unfortunate events that almost ruined her life for decades. It was then that God redeemed her soul, molding her into the esteemed woman that she is today.
It is a fact that Rose Maria Anding’s life serves as a solid testimony to all women. Her story proves that no matter the failures and suffering, God will reach out His loving hand to those who accept His gift of salvation. And just like Rose, you can blossom and inspire other women to seek out Jesus Christ and be freed from the bondage of sin.
Biblical women who God has redeemed
Each struggle of the Biblical women that will be mentioned contains struggles, aspirations, and desires for a purposeful life. By examining their experiences, we can reflect on how they led their lives.
Five imperfect biblical women worth looking up to
You cannot expect to feel comforted by someone with no flaws in every part of their being. That’s why God used women who are despicable in the eyes of the people around them. May their imperfections encourage all women out there who want to feel the comfort of the salvation of Jesus Christ.
Tamar’s story began when she went through an unfortunate situation where her late husband was struck down by God for sinning, leaving her a childless widow. She may have remarried, but her situation deterred others from associating with her. Out of desperation, she had to conceive through devious means. Though Tamar suffered for a long, God eventually forgave her and blessed her immensely with twin boys.
She was an Egyptian maidservant of Abraham and Sarah who got caught in the couple’s desperation to have a child. Hagar’s masters saw her as their winning ticket to continuing the family line. Hence she bore a child with Abraham.
However, that position made her arrogant, and she suffered the consequences. During her exile, God also extended His grace towards her, promising Hagar that many descendants would be born from her son.
Now Martha was in a different situation, in which she was rather too earnest in serving the Lord, to the point of criticizing her sister for being too relaxed in the presence of Jesus. She vented on Him, questioning how He sees Mary’s lack of action.
She is an example of someone too preoccupied with keeping up appearances, forgetting that the essence of being in God’s presence is simply basking in it. Jesus eventually explained to Martha how she had been focusing on the wrong things the whole time. He also pointed out how she missed the entire purpose of His visit to their home.
4. The Sinful Woman
Her story is found in Luke 7:36-50. She is ambiguous and known by many names, mostly ‘Mary.’ However, she is still a striking one to look into.
Despite the shame of her sins, this woman willingly offered herself to God. Unashamed, the sinful woman threw herself at the ground and washed Jesus’ feet with tears. She then wiped them with her hair, showing devotion to her Lord and Savior.
What solidified her devotion was when she anointed Jesus’ feet with an expensive perfume, much to the shock of everyone around her, including the disciples. Her life may not be the best, but due to her sincerity in repenting, Jesus forgave her sins.
Why are these flawed women worth emulating?
As we learn more about how God has used them for His purpose, it teaches other Christian women that they, too, have the power to overcome obstacles. The testimonies of these Biblical women empower fellow women to pursue righteousness.
We all know that salvation only comes from God, as evident in the stories about women who have had personal encounters with the Lord. They were flawed human beings who had committed one sin after another, even when already serving God. Though it became a blunder for a while, that didn’t stop God from using these women for His glory.
Through their stories, we pick up valuable lessons and principles that will serve as crucial guidance. While Scripture is abundant with numerous people of meaningful life stories, these women might not be easy to spot because of their minor roles in the Bible. However, they deserve acknowledgment for embodying genuine transformation and redemption.