These influential women of the Bible impacted not only the nation of Israel but also eternal history. Some were saints; some were scoundrels. A few were queens, but most were commoners. All played a key role in the spectacular Bible story. Each woman brought her unique character to bear on her situation, and for this, we still remember her centuries later.
Sarah: Mother of the Jewish Nation
Sarah received an extraordinary honour from God. As Abraham’s wife, her offspring became the nation of Israel, which produced Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. But her impatience led her to influence Abraham to father a child with Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian slave, starting a conflict that continues today.
Finally, at 90, Sarah gave birth to Isaac, through a miracle of God. From Sarah, we learn that God’s promises always come true, and his timing is always best.