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Mary: The most powerful woman from Scripture

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Mary: The most powerful woman from Scripture


This week SpokaneFāVS posed this question to its team of writers:

Who are the most powerful women in the Bible and why do you think they are good examples for today?

We’ll post our columnists responses throughout the week, and readers, we’ll hope you’ll chime in too!

By Nicholas Damascus

To me the woman who is the most powerful in the Scriptures would be the Theotokos (Mary) carrying the creator of the universe and becoming the Mother of God in the human condition. That would be ample power for me. Power does not have to be utilized to be the greatest.

Is it the use of power that defines power? Power can be applied or implied with physical force, intimidation, persuasion, control, love, humility, etc., however, the most powerful force in the universe, for Christians, is God. Who and what is God. He is Love. What is love? Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, a powerful action.

It is love that conquers, or put another way, seduces. It is the humility and obedience that produces love that has moved, established, or destroyed kingdoms. Speaking of which, the salvation of mankind may have not happened yet if she did not consent God’s request.

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.

For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.”

In response to this question, Matthew Sewell also said Mary.

Tell us in the comment section below who you think the most powerful women in the Bible are.
Nicholas Damascus

About Nicholas Damascus

Nick Damascus is one who seeks to discover and apply the proverbial question of what is truth and wisdom, to fill that gaping hole, to become complete and to become realistically and synergistically functional. In an attempt to live the Christian life, which he says is a definite work in progress, he has discovered that he's created the Christ that fits his lifestyle and agrees with his ego (and boy what an ego, he says), carefully avoiding what God intended him to be.

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