In Exodus 1:15-17 we are informed about the fact that the Pharaoh reigning at the time of Moses' birth gave a command that all Hebrew sons be killed at birth. This is because he was afraid that the Hebrews' great number and might would mean that they would one day "join [Egypt's] enemies and fight against them" in the event of war (Exodus 1:9-10). However, Shiphrah and Puah (two Hebrew midwives) did not do as Pharaoh said and "saved the male children alive" because they "feared God" (Exodus 1:15-17). As such, these women have much to teach us about the fear of the Lord and it's benefits. If you'd like to find out what these are by listening to the devotional rather than continuing to read, do feel free to press play on the audio below. You can also download and share it with your loved ones:
Today's interview installment comes from my friend, Antoinette- who is a lecturer by profession but, most importantly, a woman of great faith. Read on as Antoinette shares the parallels between Esther (her favourite Biblical woman's) fight for justice and her own, in addition to what we- as modern Christian women- can learn from Esther:
Today's interview feature comes from Deb Wolf of Countingmyblessings.com, where she writes about "faith and life" in general. Read on as she expands upon Ruth, Deborah, Eunice and Esther (her 4 favourite women of the Bible), why she identifies with them and what we, as modern women, can learn from each one.
In today's interview we highlight the amazing Tiny, who has a huge heart for people and supporting them holistically (in terms of health; well-being etc)- great qualities for someone who works within the medical arena! As a self-professed "encourager" with a strong belief in the power of cultivating a positive mindset, I believe that you will gain much from Tiny's insight on Hannah, Esther, Martha, Mary and Jael (in addition to the 5 things that can be learned from them, and women of the Bible in general):
Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the woman of substance that is Fiona McGhie, who I affectionately call "mum". She is a powerhouse of faith who is not to afraid to dance to the rhythm of the drumbeat that God has placed in her heart. A true reflection of (godly) individuality, be blessed as she shares her unique wisdom on Rizpah (her favourite woman of the Bible), what we can learn from her tenacity and persistence, and how this ties into Fiona's own personal testimony:
Today's interview comes from a very close family friend of mine, Weisaye. This beautiful lady is currently completing her degree in primary education in addition to juggling being a mother of three. She has literally watched me grow up and I, in turn, have had the privilege to do the same with her children. Be blessed as you read Weisaye's observations on Esther (her favourite woman of the Bible), her fight for social justice and how we, as modern women, can model ourselves on Esther's example within our communities.