Lessons from Bible Characters

Jehu

Jehu went beyond the call of duty in doing God’s work. 2 Kings 9: 6 So Jehu got up and went inside; the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, “Thus says the Lord the God of Israel: I anoint you king over the people of the Lord, over Israel. 7 …

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Solomon

When making requests to God, he had his priorities right. (1 Ki 3:5-10 NIV) At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” ….. {9} So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish …

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Hezekiah

Hezekiah’s story is told in 2 Kings 16:20-20:21; 2 Chronicles 28:27-32:33; Isaiah 36:1-39:8. He is also mentioned in Proverbs 25:1; Isaiah 1:1; Jeremiah 15:4; 26:18, 19; Hosea 1:1; Micah 1:1. Destroyed all forms of idolatry Hezekiah boldly destroyed altars, idols, and pagan temples. Even the bronze snake Moses had made in the wilderness was not …

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Gideon

His story is told in Judges 6-8. Did not accept responsibility for own problems Jud 6:1  Again the Israelites did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. So the LORD handed them over to the Midianites for seven years. 13  “Sir,” Gideon replied, “if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Gideon …

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Abraham

Obeyed God without question Genesis 12:1­4 (NIV) The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be …

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Rebekah

Rebekah’s story is told in Genesis 24—27. She is also mentioned in Romans 9:10. Her life was characterized by initiative. When she saw a need, she took action, even though the action was not always right. It was Rebekah’s initiative that first caught the attention of Eliezer, the servant Abraham sent to find a wife …

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Paul

Paul’s story is told in Acts 7:58—28:31 and throughout his New Testament letters. Enthusiastic in everything he does Even before he was a believer, his actions were filled with enthusiasm. His persecution of Christians was done with so much intensity because he sincerely believed that this Christian movement was dangerous to Judaism. Paul’s personal encounter …

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Peter

Peter’s story is told in the Gospels and the book of Acts. He is mentioned in Galatians 1:18 and 2:7–14; and he wrote the books of 1 and 2 Peter. Determined to be a follower of Jesus Jesus’ first words to Simon Peter were “Come, be my disciple” (Mark 1:17). His last words to him …

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Jacob

Jacob’s story is told in Genesis 25—50. He is also mentioned in Hosea 12:2–5; Matthew 1:2; 22:32; Acts 7:8–16; Romans 9:11–13; Hebrews 11:9, 20, 21. Got the things he wants in life through deception Genesis 27:36Esau said bitterly, “No wonder his name is Jacob, for he has deceived me twice, first taking my birthright and …

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Joshua

Joshua is also mentioned in Exodus 17:9–14; 24:13; 32:17; 33:11; Numbers 11:28; 13; 14; 26:65; 27:18–23; 32:11–12, 28; 34:17; Deuteronomy 1:38; 3:21, 28; 31:3, 7, 14, 23; 34:9; the book of Joshua; Judges 2:6–9; and 1 Kings 16:34. Obeyed God’s instructions even when it means doing something that seems stupid Joshua 6:2  But the Lord said …

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