Bible Study, Biblical Women

3 Characteristics of Deborah in the Bible

Deborah’s story is found in the book of Judges which recounts a troubled period in Israel’s history. From the time of the elders, who outlived Joshua, until the time of the monarchy, God raised up a series of leaders for His people. They came from different tribes, and each leader was unique in their own way. Deborah was the only woman chosen, and an unusual woman even by today’s standards. What can we learn from the characteristics of Deborah in the Bible to apply to our lives today?

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12 Unique Names of God and Their Meanings

There are many different titles and names for God in the Bible. When we study the use of the name, in the context and setting of where it first occurs, it can teach us something new about the character of God. As we reflect on these 12 unique names of God, we can come to experience Him in new ways in our own lives.

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Ruth the Moabitess A Model of Faithfulness

The story of Ruth in the Bible is only four short chapters packed with detail of what is basically a real love story – but not romantic love! Ruth was a young woman from Moab, the neighboring country to Israel during the time of the Judges. The characteristics of Ruth demonstrate a model of faithfulness. But how did Ruth the Moabitess become the one to reflect God’s love so clearly?

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20 Bible Verses About Integrity for Life Today

We may have different ideas about what it means to be a person of integrity. This will be based on our own spiritual and moral standards which can vary depending on our culture and upbringing. Christian integrity, however, is founded in Scripture. When we look at Bible verses about integrity, we begin to see how important it is to God and foundational to our faith.

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What Does the Bible Say About Integrity?

Christian integrity is being highlighted as important now more than ever before. This is partly because we have global news in an instant, and a press that seems to delight in reporting on the failures of high profile individuals. But what is our view of integrity based on? What does the Bible say about integrity? There are many examples of integrity in the Bible demonstrated by our heroes of faith. These were people just like us, with flaws and weaknesses, even these men of integrity did not get everything right all of the time!

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React or Act? Lessons from Nehemiah’s Prayer

When you hear bad news of events that are occurring in your country, does it ever make you cry with sadness, anger, or frustration? Does it make you feel powerless, that there is nothing that you can do? Although of course, we all feel that someone, should do something! But if we have a strong reaction to bad news, do we take it straight to God? Nehemiah’s prayer is an example of someone whose reaction to bad news drove them into action.

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