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When I think of strong women in the Bible, I think Ruth would come to mind first. She worked hard to bring food home for her and a woman she considered flesh and blood. The work that she had of gleaning the fields and grinding the wheat took a strong back. But the Bible does not say that she studied the religion of her mother-in-law. She took Jehovah as her God and put away all other gods, yes, but the Bible does not say she was a student of God's Word.
Esther was strong in her emotions. She bravely went before the king, not once, but twice to save her people from their enemies, but again, we read nothing of her being a student of the Word.
So, when I think of women that are strong in knowledge of the Word of God, I think Lois and Eunice would have to be in the top five of my list. Paul gave them a strong tribute in his second letter to Timothy: “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 Timothy 1:5) We know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). So, these women had to be rooted and grounded in the Word.
How about you? Are you trying to rely on a strong body to get through each day? Are you relying on strong emotions? Or are you relying on your strength in God's Word to make it through each day. For those of us that are parents, it is not an easy task to raise children with an unfeigned faith. We must first practice it in our own lives by praying and studying and seeking His will for our lives and for the lives of our children.