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  • Writer's pictureKaren O'Reilly

9 Strong Women In The Bible And The Lessons They Teach Us

Did you know that the Bible is full of stories of awesome strong women? There are many lessons to be learned from these strong women in the Bible!

I am sure that you will be encouraged by these women of the Bible in our devotional Bible study. To help you explore on a deeper level the strengths of all these women and how they can strengthen your own walk with the Lord, I have a free printable women of the Bible PDFthat you can download and use digitally or print out.

There are many different situations or circumstances that require us ladies to step up and take charge. They require the quiet strength and dignity that we find in the Lord. We need His wisdom and we need to learn to wait on His timing and find our confidence in Him.

What the Bible says about strong women in the Bible

This month I have selected 30 scripture verses about 9 strong women in the Bible. These verses reflect the strength of these female Bible characters. They had to face difficult trials during their lives and they found their strength in God. They weren't perfect but we will learn how God redeems every situation and has a good plan for their lives and ours.

Strong women in the Bible

Let me introduce you to the 9 faithful strong women that we will be studying:

  1. Esther - a woman of strength and dignity. She was an exceptional woman!

  2. Deborah - a woman of valor. She was a phenomenal woman. She listened to the voice of God.

  3. Mary - the mother of Jesus and her strong faith in God. She was an amazing woman that said 'yes' to God at a very young age that impacted humanity eternally!

  4. Hannah - fervent in prayer. She was a remarkable woman of faith.

  5. Sarah - discovered that nothing is impossible for God. This amazing woman gave birth when she was very old and she has some lessons to teach us about trusting God and His word!

  6. Ruth - a loving and loyal woman. This exceptional woman will teach you to love well.

  7. Rahab - fearless and full of faith. She truly is a phenomenal woman! She has some very exciting lessons to teach us about redemption.

  8. Miriam - we will learn to dance like Miriam but take note she didn't finish well!

  9. Martha - we will learn to serve and have faith like Martha. She is another remarkable woman of the Bible. We know her sister, Mary better but there is so much scripture treasure to be mined from studying the characteristics of Martha!

To help you get the most out of this study I have created a free woman of the Bible PDF with a list of the Bible verses about these strong women and some pretty journaling paper. You will find them in the Scriptural Grace Resource Library HERE

Strong Women In The Bible eBook/ PDF, Devotional And Prayer Journal:

I am very excited to tell you that this popular Strong woman In The Bible reading plan, devotional, and prayer journal has now been made as a PDF. It includes 30 devotionals on these 9 women in the Bible. You will be able to use the women of the Bible study digitally on your phone or tablet or you could print it out and place it in a ring binder. I do a combination of both.

Strong women in the bible study

This is a wonderful Bible study that you can do alone or with friends. It contains devotional studies on 9 women from the Bible. You will be encouraged by the strength and wisdom that they found in God. You can download it as an individual study HERE or you can download it as part of our mega Bible Study And Prayer Journal Bundle HERE

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What does the Bible say about a strong woman?

You will find below many scriptures to encourage women. They will reveal stories about women from the Old Testament in the Bible and the New Testament. Here are the stories of 9 strong women in the Bible and you will find out that their strength came from knowing God, praying fervently, and trusting Him with all that concerns them.

1. Strong Women in the Bible - Queen Esther.

- a woman of strength and dignity. She was an exceptional woman!

The book of Esther is one of 2 books in the Bible named after women. Another interesting fact is that the word, God, is never mentioned in the entire book of Esther. The historical time period of Esther takes place during the reign of the Medes and Persians. The story of Esther is exciting and full of danger but it will inspire you to become an exceptional woman of God!

Esther is an orphan and was raised by her uncle, Mordecai. We aren't told the reason why Esther's parents aren't living but we are told though that she is very beautiful! Take note that Esther is not Persian and she is an orphan which means that she should not have found favor with the king.

In Esther chapter 2, we read that the king needs a new queen. So he commands a decree and gathers many maidens in Shushan. Esther was one of the women chosen to join the king's harem and she found favor with Hegai ( the man in charge of the king's harem). I'm not sure I would find it an honor to be in the king's harem but it was back in these biblical times! The awesome part of this story is that God was able to save the Jewish people because of Esther and her role in the harem!

Esther 4:13-14

Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed.14 If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”