Mary Magdalene stayed loyal to Jesus even after his death. It is something, however, that needs to be understood. They were dreaded and feared by other nations. Samson, a judge over Israel, was also a warrior who killed many Philistines, which fueled their desire for revenge. God cursed her with leprosy but healed her after Moses' prayers. The nation of Judah was plagued by violence (Habakkuk 1:2-3). But it will rise up high and it will stay in its place from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of [the] former gate, up to the Corner Gate and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. Her son Judah led the tribe that produced Jesus Christ, Savior of the world. During her life, Mary bore much sorrow, including watching her son crucified on Calvary. When she delivered twins, Rebekah favored Jacob, the younger, over Esau, the first-born. The Birth of Moses Bible Story Study Guide, Bathsheba, Mother of Solomon, Wife of King David, Meet Ruth: Great Grandmother of King David, St. Mary Magdalene, Patron Saint of Women, Meet Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist, Enjoy the Complete Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus, Rachel: Wife of Jacob and Mother of Joseph, Mary of Bethany: Loving Follower of Jesus, Mary Magdalene: Unwavering Disciple of Jesus, General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center. Mary Magdalene and the Holy Women at the Tomb by James Tissot. The faith of Jochebed saved Moses to become Israel's great prophet and lawgiver. Habakkuk was transformed when he listened to and accepted God's word. Habakkuk's assumptions were wrong. Habakkuk is introduced to Bible readers as a man who was deeply disturbed by what he saw taking place in his nation. He heard the plea of the psalmist (Psalms 6:8,9). Elizabeth, another barren woman in the Bible, was singled out by God for a special honor.

Deborah played a unique role in Israel's history, serving as the only female judge in a lawless period before the country got its first king. Habakkuk is unique among the prophets. When her Jewish mother-in-law Naomi returned to Israel from Moab after a famine, Ruth pledged to follow Naomi and worship her God. Sarah received an extraordinary honor from God. The fifty-six verses of the book that bears his name reminds us that we must stop assuming things about God and allow him to speak to us through his word. As the wife of … Everything was perfect in the Garden of Eden, but when Eve believed the lies of Satan, she influenced Adam to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, breaking God's command. However, her role as prophet led her to complain about Moses' Cushite wife. Listen very carefully, I tell you a mystery [a secret truth decreed by God and previously hidden, but now revealed]; we will not all sleep [in death], but we will all be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed].

Rebekah was barren when she married Isaac and unable to give birth until Isaac prayed for her. The tables quickly turned when Haman was hanged on the gallows meant for Mordecai. There are, however, two additional messages from God to Habakkuk that should not be overlooked. Jacob favored Rachel because she was prettier. They used Delilah to discover the secret of Samson's strength: his long hair. The most unique aspect of Habakkuk, however, is the transformation (of the man and his thinking) that unfolds before our eyes. God was not sitting idly on the sidelines looking at sinful behavior.

He was right to be disturbed by sinful behavior. [ From The Editors: This article is the first in a series we will publish this year, calling attention to twelve people who though being dead, instruct us (Heb. Elizabeth's story is much like Hannah's, her faith just as strong. 11:4). When God raised a man named Jehu to destroy idolatry, Jezebel's eunuchs threw her off a balcony, where she was trampled by Jehu's horse. Jezebel earned such a reputation for wickedness that even today her name is used to describe a deceitful woman.