Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (F)
Already to the letter F. Well, since there are no women mentioned whose name starts with the letter F in the Bible, I’ve decided to get creative.
Female at the Well: you can find her story in John 4. Jesus was on a journey and was tired from traveling. He decided to take a rest by Jacob’s well. A little while later, a Samaritan female comes the well. Jesus asked her for a drink. Back in those days, Jewish people did not talk to Samaritan’s. So the woman was surprised when Jesus started talking to her. She asked him how was she to get water out of the well when neither had anything to draw the water up with. Jesus answered her with the salvation message. He also knew she was lying, and she told Him that she did know about the Messiah. Jesus then told her that she was talking to Him. She ran back to the city and told many people of Jesus and many Samaritan’s believed.
John 4:7 ~ There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
John 4:11 ~ The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
John 4: 21 ~ Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John 4:39 ~ And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
We learn a little about Felix in the book of Acts. Although his name means happy, he was a mean and cruel ruler. He was the Roman governor from 52 AD to about 60 AD in a town called Caesarea, which is 39 miles north of Jerusalem. One of his commanders brought Paul to him to protect Paul from the Jewish leaders. He kept Paul for five days while waiting for the trial to begin. After hearing Paul’s speech at the trial, Felix decided to postpone his decision. He knew that Paul did not do anything wrong. Felix brought Paul to see if Paul would offer him a bribe to be released. Felix wanted to free Paul, but also wanted something in return. So, when Felix retired, he left Paul in prison.
Acts 24:25-27 ~ And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Here are my A-E posts:
A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
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