I enjoy studying different characters in scripture. One, because I’m a nerd and love history, and I believe the Bible to be historically true. And two, because they encourage me…through their stories I am reminded that I have the same struggles and frustrations. I have the same kinds of trials that other believers, in all ages have confronted. I’m not alone, and neither are you.
I especially love the stories of the women that made it into these sacred pages, because in a male dominated world, they still stood out. And through these women we are reminded that even in the midst of our trouble, God remains eternally faithful. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the God of Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel too. He was faithful then, and He is faithful now.
Who is your favorite historical character to read about?