Are things different today for women than back in the 40’s, or 50’s or 60’s? It is easy to see that things in this world have changed. Sin and immorality are more widespread and more accepted by our society, but while the world may have changed, our wonderful Lord and His Word do not change. God’s formula for Christian families has not changed either. It is still true that, Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it …. This set of studies for women looks at those Scriptures which give instructions to women on how they should live. It also looks at the lives of some well-known women of God and points out applications from their lives to women today. (60 pp.)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction A few years ago I was asked to speak to a group of ladies. The subject given to me was, “Women of the 90’s.” When I started thinking on this, I wondered, Are things different now for women, than back in the 50’s or 60’s or other years? I thought of verses in the Bible ...
  2. All Scripture is for Everyone “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim. 3:16) As we see in our Scripture quoted above, all Scripture is for us and is profitable to us. ...
  3. Scriptures Directed to Wives Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:16, Colossians 3:18,17,23, Ephesians 5:21-33, 1 Corinthians 7:3 In Genesis 3:13 and 16, we find the first record of God speaking directly to Eve. He had spoken to Adam and Eve before, telling them that they were to be “fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” He also told them to have dominion over all the created ...
  4. Scriptures Directed to Mothers Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:4-8, Titus 2:3-5 “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (2 Tim. 1:5) The apostle Paul was writing his second letter to Timothy. Timothy was very dear to the apostle Paul. ...
  5. Dress and Conduct Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 2:9-10 1 Peter 3:1-5 In these Scriptures we will see two issues concerning women. In the first place, we read concerning the, Dress for Women “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array class=””.” (1 Tim. 2:9) Some religious ...
  6. Women in the Work of the Lord Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 2 Thessalonians 3:12 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (2 Cor. 5:20) This Scripture is speaking to those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. That is seeing and believing ...
  7. Eve Scripture Reading: Genesis 1-4, Romans 5:12-21,1 Timothy 2:13-15, 2 Corinthians 11:3 As we begin looking into the women of the Bible, it seems logical for us to begin with the first woman, Eve. We find most of the information that we have about Eve in the first 4 chapters of Genesis. The other Scriptures listed in the Scripture reading ...
  8. Mary, Mother of Jesus Scripture Reading: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:16,18-25; Luke 1:27–Luke 3; Luke 1:46-55; John 19:25-28; Galatians 4:4-5 There are at least 6 “Mary’s” listed in the books given above for our reading. The mother of Jesus is always identified for us in the Scriptures. Most of the time she is called, “Mary, mother of Jesus.” Or sometimes when she is ...
  9. She Gave Her All Scripture Reading: Mark 12:41-47, Luke 21:1-4 As we study the Women of the Bible, we find some that have only a few verses written about them. Many times their names are not even given. The Lord has told us that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for ...
  10. She Has Done What She Could Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:1-9 Our next example begins with a woman who had a box of very precious ointment. If we study all our Scriptures for this lesson, we see that this lady is Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha. She used the expensive ointment to anoint the Lord. Judas and some of the ...
  11. Mothers and Grandmothers Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:5, 1 Timothy 4:6, 2 Chronicles 22:3-5 “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (2 Tim. 1:5) There isn’t a lot told us about the two women we will look at in ...
  12. The Book of Ruth Scripture Reading: The books of Ruth and Judges There are two books in the Bible that carry the names of women. This doesn’t mean that women wrote these books. All the Bible was written “by holy men of God, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). Esther is the other book that ...
  13. Ruth Meets Boaz Scripture Reading: Ruth 2 When Ruth and Naomi went back to Bethlehem, they realized they would need to get work. Ruth asked her mother in law about going to the fields to glean the grain. It was harvest time, and sometimes people would go behind the workers that were harvesting the grain, and get what was left ...
  14. Boaz, Kinsman Redeemer Scripture Reading: Ruth 3-4, Mathew 22:24, Deuteronomy 25:5-6 Things were going well for Ruth and for Naomi. They had come back to Israel without anything. Naomi’s husband had died, her two sons had died, and they had nothing in the way of earthly possessions. We can surely see the hand of the Lord in leading them. When Ruth went ...
  15. Esther Scripture Reading: The Book of Esther We wouldn’t want to leave our study of women without looking into the life of Esther. Like Ruth, there is a book of the Bible called by Esther’s name. We know that the headings in our Bibles are not part of the inspired Word of God. They are put there ...
  16. A Virtuous Woman Scripture Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31 It would be of much benefit to any one reading this lesson, to first read this Scripture from your Bible. Then keep your Bible open as you study the lesson. This portion of Scripture starts out with a question. “Who can find a virtuous woman?” Then we are told: “her price is far above ...
  17. Salvation In previous lessons we have looked at Scriptures directed to women. We have also studied many women of the Bible. However, we must see that all Scripture is for us (men and women) and is profitable to us. For example, if we have not seen from the Scriptures that we are sinners and must believe ...
  18. The Temple of the Holy Spirit “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20) This is a Scripture ...