When it comes to the women of the Bible, there are many we can learn from in terms of their faith, obedience, and heart for God.
Scripture praises the faith of Abraham's wife, Sarah—who believed God’s promise that she would bear a child in her old age—and of Rahab, the prostitute who hid the Israelite spies because she believed their God was one who saves (Hebrews 11:11, 31). We also learn of Hannah, who poured out her heart to God in spite of her bitter circumstances (1 Samuel 1-2:11), and Mary, the mother of Jesus, who surrendered to a difficult assignment and stayed faithful (Luke 1:26-2:35).
But there are also many stories throughout the Old and New Testaments that show us what not to do, how not to live and who not to be like.
Here are 10 women of the Bible who—for a season or for their entire lives—are examples of who not to imitate:
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