By Liz Curtis Higgs
Girls all over wonder at these “good women” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on such a lot days, that’s no longer 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 satisfaction or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the remaining, today’s glossy lady is surrounded by means of temptations, exhausted via the calls for of day-by-day residing, and pressured via her personal desires.So what’s a great lady to do? examine from their lives, says cherished humor author Liz Curtis Higgs, and via God’s grace, decide upon a greater direction. In undesirable women of the Bible, Higgs bargains a special and clear-sighted method of figuring out these “other girls” in Scripture, combining a modern retelling in their tales with a superior, verse-by-verse learn in their blunders and what classes ladies this present day can examine from them.Whether they have been “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, yet now not endlessly” or basically “Bad for a Moment,” those notorious sisters exhibit girls how to not deal with the demanding situations of lifestyles. along with her trademark humor and encouragement, Liz Curtis Higgs teaches us find out how to steer clear of their tragic error and joyfully embody grace.
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All the proof she’d need to show Chris what had really happened. Joe had shown up out of nowhere. Caught her halfdressed. Forced his way into the house. Yes! Forced himself on her, but she’d refused, started screaming, and he took off in the van. Yes! His word against hers. And which one of them would her husband believe? His wife, of course. Even as she hit the redial button, Mitzi could feel the sweet taste of revenge rising in her throat. You’ll pay, Joe. You’ll pay. And more than a tithe of your income, you holier-than-thou jerk!
If he’d been there, might he have tried to stop her? Would she have listened? Or would he have let her try it first, like an official food taster for the king? We don’t know and never will know, this side of heaven. We know enough though. We know that not one word of protest or hesitation on Adam’s part is recorded in Scripture. …and he ate it. Genesis 3:6 It took the craftiest creature around to tempt the woman. ” When Adam ate of the fruit as well, he became her partner in sin, even as he was in marriage; that is to say, they were equals.
He groaned with pleasure. ” Mitzi forced a smile to her lips. If only you knew how hungry I am, husband of mine. “So,” she sighed. ” He twirled the keys to his Porsche around his finger. “Probably won’t get home until ten at the earliest. Why? ” Oh, I’ll miss you, all right. Joe will come and go before you ever darken this door. “Not to worry. ” He bent down to press his lips lightly on her forehead. Not even a kiss on the mouth! Who could blame her for looking elsewhere for love and affection?