6/01/2017

Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (S & T)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

Sarah (Sarai): “Princess”

Sarah was Abraham's wife. She was barren and wanted a child very much. Sarah had a lot of patience. Sarah was also a beautiful woman. Sarah and her husband were commanded by God to move to Canaan where they would become be blessed. Several years later some men visited them and told Abraham that his wife Sarah would have a son the next time they saw him. Sarah was almost 90 years old and when she heard this, she laughed to herself. The man overheard her and asked why she laughed. Soon after the men left, Sarah became pregnant and gave birth to a son, Isaac. Sarah lived to be 127 years old.

Genesis 18:10-12 ~ And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Genesis 21:2 ~ For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.


Samson: “Of the Sun”

Samson's parents had prayed for a child and God heard their prayers. God gave them some specific rules to follow about their pregnancy and their son. Samson was born a Nazarite and was not to shave or cut his hair. So, Samson grew up and left his house and fell in love with a Philistine woman. Against his parent's wishes, he married the woman. Samson was a strong man. He discovered his strength when he was on the way to ask the Philistine woman to marry him. He killed a lion with one hand. On the way back to be married, he noticed some bees had made some honey in the carcass of the lion, so he reached in and grabbed it. He ate some and gave some to his parents. At his wedding, he told a riddle to the Philistines and they had to guess the answer. Well, they couldn't, so the threatened his new wife. Samson told her the answer and she told the Philistines. Samson became so angry when he found out the truth and went back home. Samson slaughtered many Philistines in his rage. Later on, he meets a woman named Delilah. She nags him about where his strength comes from and he eventually tells her. She had a servant cut his hair while he is sleeping. Samson is then tortured by the Philistines. One day, about 3,000 Philistines come to watch Samson and when he is led into the arena, he tells them to let him lean on the pillars to rest. He then breaks the pillars and kills himself and all the others.

Judges 14:1-2 ~ And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.

Judges 16:5 ~ And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Judges 16:17 ~ That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

Judges 16:28-30 ~ And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Tabitha: "gazelle"

Tabitha is mentioned in the book of Acts. She was a disciple at Joppa. She was a good woman. She became ill and died. Some people had heard that Peter was there and called him to come into Tabitha. He prayed over her and told her to arise. She opened her eyes and sat up and he presented her alive to everyone.

Acts 9:36-41 ~ Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

Titus: "honorable"

Titus traveled with Paul and Barnabas at Antioch. He also went to Ephesus with Paul and Timothy. He traveled with Paul a few times to different places. Not much else is known about Titus.

Titus 1:4 ~ To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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