Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs

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Ladies in every single place surprise at these “good women” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on such a lot days, that’s now not who they see once they glance within the replicate. most ladies (if they’re sincere) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They trap of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge delight or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the remaining, today’s smooth lady is surrounded through temptations, exhausted via the calls for of day-by-day dwelling, and confused via her personal desires.So what’s an outstanding woman to do? research from their lives, says cherished humor author Liz Curtis Higgs, and via God’s grace, pick out a greater course. In undesirable ladies of the Bible, Higgs deals a distinct and clear-sighted method of knowing these “other girls” in Scripture, combining a modern retelling in their tales with a high-quality, verse-by-verse research in their blunders and what classes ladies at the present time can study from them.Whether they have been “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, yet no longer eternally” or merely “Bad for a Moment,” those notorious sisters convey ladies how to not deal with the demanding situations of lifestyles. along with her trademark humor and encouragement, Liz Curtis Higgs teaches us easy methods to steer clear of their tragic blunders and joyfully embody grace.

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1 Potiphar’s wife. Even without a name she has become synonymous with lust and licentiousness. Did God know her name? Absolutely. Why is it not recorded in Scripture then? ”2 And there were lots of them, Good Girls and Bad Girls both, identified by what they did, whom they married or gave birth to, or where they hailed from. More than a hundred women are simply described in Scripture as the “daughter of,” “wife of,” “witch of,” “woman of,” “concubine of,” “widow of,” “nurse of,” “Queen of ” (well, that one has merit), and, naturally, the “mother of ” someone more famous than she is.

If she had been Bad for a Season, but Not Forever she would have reveled in her sin for a long time, looking for more trees to nibble on, before she was invited to partake of the fruit of the Tree of Life—the Son of God. She was instead the first woman God ever created. A one-of-a-kind Bad Girl. When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, “Oh, sister Eve!

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Genesis 2:22 Oh the majesty of that moment when God brought the crown of his creation to the one for whom she was designed! Girls, you know she was a dish. She skipped childhood completely, so no chickenpox scars. No adolescence meant no blemishes marred her lovely face either. No genetic anomalies from weird Aunt Jane, nor 24 Ba d G i r l s o f t h e B i b l e did she inherit her mother’s flat feet.

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