While all the Bible is for both men and women, inspirational Bible verses for women points out some verses that are especially important and encouraging for Christian women. Christian women often have a very challenging time between managing a home, raising children plus a possible career and/or ministry position. I trust you will find the inspirational Bible verses for women below helpful.
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. John 11:5, NIV
The word for love here is a word which means love based on esteem and respect. Sometimes Christian women may feel that men have a higher priority in God’s eyes or that Jesus pays more attention to them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here we see that Jesus had a deep respect and honour not just for Lazarus, but also for his sisters Martha and Mary.
A close look at the ministry of Jesus shows that He - going against the culture of His day - treated women as equals. Not only did He relate to them with respect and honour, defending them even against His disciples, but also He allowed them to play important parts in His ministry including honours like being the first to experience and announce the resurrection.
As you follow Jesus never think of yourself as unimportant or second-class. As you develop your relationship with Jesus His love and respect and honour for you will grow just as yours will for Him. No daughter of God should ever feel unappreciated or inferior in the Kingdom of Jesus.
“Sure,” some may say, ”that was Jesus. What about Paul and other Christian leaders?”
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me…Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord. Rom. 16:1-2, 12, NIV
Paul is sometimes accused of being against women as some of his writings have been twisted or misunderstood. Paul mentions 3 Christian women at the close of the Book of Romans. Here we see his deep respect and honour and support of Christian women who He recognized as hard working and valuable contributors to the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:10-11, NIV
Peter, one of the “Inner Three” disciples, treats men and women equally in his teaching. You can be sure this did not come from his Jewish training! On the Day of Pentecost, when he was filled with the Holy Spirit, a lot of new concepts were born in his mind including the equal value of men and women in the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58, NIV
Paul is back again with more encouragement. Inspirational Bible verses for women can also be inspirational for men since we are all one in Christ.
It is easy to get discouraged and be tempted to give up. Christian women need to know that even if their work in the Lord is overlooked or ignored by their male counterparts, that Jesus Himself will never overlook it. There are many sacrifices that go unrecognized in this life that will be rewarded in the eternal one to follow. Many who think they are great now will be surprised to find themselves at the back of the line as otherwise unsung and unknown heroes are called forward.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13, NIV
One thing to realize is that Jesus will never ask more of us than the strength He is willing to give us. With the command comes the ability. Now, sometimes we are afraid to say “no” or are otherwise pressured to accept responsibilities that Jesus is not giving us. If you are feeling overwhelmed at all you have to do, step back for a moment and evaluate all you are doing. Prayerfully look at each thing. If Jesus has asked you to do it, He will give you the strength - although it may not feel like it at the time! If you are doing things that you don’t feel where given to you by Jesus, then it may be time to lighten your load by working your way out of them carefully and considerately.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip - He who watches over you will not slumber… Ps. 121:1-3, NIV
The Psalmist looked around to see where people got their help from. He saw them failing all around him. He looked to the mountains - where everyone else was looking. What was on the mountains? The high places was where worship places were build to demon gods. That’s where the people around him were trying to draw their strength from…but where did his help come from? He rejected the high places and turned his eyes to the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth…that’s where true help came from.
Perhaps people around you, even friends, are looking for strength from the high places - drugs, alcohol, entertainment, relationships, family or children… Not all these things are bad in themselves, but if you try to draw your strength and reason for living from them they will fail you. Like the Psalmist, you can evaluate them, but realize where your true strength comes from. It comes from the Lord Jesus Christ and your relationship with Him.
I hope these inspirational Bible verses for women have been an encouragement to you. Godly Christian women have a highly valued place in the kingdom of God. Multiple Scriptures testify to this.
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