Favorite characters in the Bible

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  1. Craigbythesea

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    Who are some of your favorite characters in the Bible and what have you learned from them?
     
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    I know it's normal, but Paul and David.

    Paul - He was the chief of all sinners and God still used him to do great things.

    David - His life is one that can be learned from both great and bad.

    I would say another fav. would be Doubting Thomas because he was another man that had a very human quality about him. I enojoy seeing men that I can relate to on a daily basis still try their best to serve God. I beleive all these men did this at major points in their lives.
     
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    Job--standing in the midst of a storm

    Jeremiah--I realized I was not the first to make excuses when faced with the calling of God
     
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    Peter... Now there's a man I can identify with... always getting my foot in my mouth..
     
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    Joseph - From sin: Turn and RUN the other way!!
    and - The innocent sometimes get punished, but God ALWAYS uses it for good in some way
     
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    I REALLY, REALLY like the following people and have so with great enthusiam for years.

    These are my favorites.

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    • The Centurian soldier - Jesus, Himself, was astonished at the man's faith.</font>
    • Rahab - Her "backbone" should be immulated by us all and her faith was phenomenal. Her entire city, Jericho, tried to hide from God. She alone faced the truth of who He was, acknowledged that He was the only God and she humbled her life before him.</font>
     
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    Hannah--a comforting story for those unable to have children
     
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    Job, God knows the reason why, even if I don't, and I don't have to to continue to obey, have faith in Him, no matter what.

    Paul, boldly speak the truth, stand for God's word, even when theres a cost.

    Abraham and Jacob, we may mess up, sometimes royally, but we are still usable by God.
     
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    Favorite Characters in the Bible? Let's see... where shall I start?

    WELL, JESUS IS THE MAN,
    JESUS IS THE MAN
    WELL, HE MADE THE DESERT SAND, MAN
    HE CAUSED THE BLIND TO SEE AGAIN
    HE GAVE ME JOY DEEP WITHIN
    HE FREED MY SOUL FROM SIN

    WELL, HE TALKED WITH THE PEOPLE LONG AGO
    HE CAUSED THEIR FACES TO HAVE A GLOW
    HE HELPED THEM UP WHEN THEY WERE LOW
    HE MADE ME HAPPY AND THIS I KNOW
    I BELIEVE THE BIBLE AND IT’S SO
    I’LL TAKE IT WITH ME WHEREVER I GO

    WHEN HE MADE THE EARTH HE STRETCHED A LINE
    HE TURNED THE WATER INTO WINE
    HE GAVE THE SIGHT BACK TO THE BLIND
    SO THEY COULD SEE ALL THE TIME
    WELL, HE IS YOURS AND HE IS MINE
    HE’LL BE WITH ME TIL THE END OF TIME

    WELL, HE MADE ME GLAD WHEN I WAS SAD
    HE LOVED ME THEN WHEN I WAS BAD
    HE LOVED ME BEFORE I BECAME A LAD
    HE LOVED GRANDPA AND HE LOVED MY DAD
    HE’S THE BEST FRIEND THAT I EVER HAD
    HE DWELT IN THE LAND WITH A MAN CALLED GAD

    WELL, HE TALKED WITH THE LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS
    HE FILLED THEIR HEARTS WITH LOTS OF JOY
    HE SHOWED THEM THE WAY TO A BRIGHTER DAY
    HE TOLD THEM HOW AND WHAT TO SAY
    HE HAD COMPASSION ALONG THE WAY
    TO THE BROKEN-HEARTED, THE OLD AND GRAY

    WELL, HE MADE THE NIGHT AND HE MADE THE DAY
    HE TOLD THE PROPHETS WHAT TO SAY
    HERE’RE SOME PEOPLE THAT HE SENT
    HE WAS WITH THEM WHEREVER THEY WENT
    HE BROUGHT THEM UP OUT OF EGYPT’S LAND
    THROUGH THE RIVER AND O’ER THE BURNING SAND

    (more of my favorites)
    THERE WAS NOAH, ABRAM, ISAAC, JACOB
    ESAU, SIMEON, JUDAH, EPHRAIM
    ADAM AND EVE, THEY WERE THE FIRST
    THEY COMMITTED A SIN AND GOT THE CURSE
    CAIN AND ABEL, THEY PROVED UNSTABLE
    HE LOST HIS LIFE THERE IN THE DUST

    THERE WAS ENOCH, ELIJAH, ELISHA, BALAAM
    JONAH, JOB, JOSHUA, JUDE
    MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN
    MARY, MARY, SHE’S THE ONE
    SHE GAVE BIRTH TO GOD’S OWN SON
    AND HE WAS PLEASED WHEN THE JOB WAS DONE

    THERE’S HEZEKIAH, NEHEMIAH, LEVI, ZEBEDIAH
    NAHUM, OBIDIAH, ASSUR, JEREMIAH
    SIMON PETER, JOHN THE BAPTIST
    SAUL, PAUL, AND THAT AIN’T ALL
    OF ALL THESE MEN UNDER THE SUN
    METHUSELAH WAS THE OLDEST ONE


    THERE’S SHADRACH, MESCHACH, AND ABEDNEGO
    MOSES, REUBEN, AND OLD PHARAOH
    HAM, SAMSON, A MIGHTY MAN
    HE DIED FROM THE CRASH OF HIS OWN HAND
    ZACCAEUS, SMALLEST IN THE LAND
    NIMROD, HEROD WAS A WICKED MAN

    THERE’S DANIEL, DAVID, JOSEPH AND AMOS
    ARE A FEW OF THE MEN THAT’S FAMOUS
    SIMON, PETER, JAMES AND JOHN
    THESE GREAT MEN WERE FISHERMEN
    OLD BELSHAZZAR WAS A MIGHTY MAN
    SARAH WAS THE MOTHER OF ALL THIS LAND

    THERE’S ZECHARIAH, STEPHEN, HE GAVE HIS LIFE
    LITTLE BOY DAVID KILLED GOLIATH
    SOLOMON HAD A WISDOM HAND
    LEGION WAS DEVILS UNDER THE SKIN
    THEY WERE CAST OUT AND THEY WENT INTO THE SWINE
    AND ALL THOSE PIGS LOST THEIR MIND

    THERE’S MARY, MARTHA, RACHEL, RUTH
    ESTHER, REBEKKAH, JEZEBEL TOO
    DELILAH CUT SAMSON’S HAIR
    AND AT THAT TIME HE LOST HIS POWER
    AARON, JUDAH, JEHOSHAPHAT
    TIMOTHY, LOT AND THE ISRAELITES

    WELL, SAMUEL WAS A LAD, HE TALKED WITH THE LORD
    HE USED THE TORAH AS HIS SWORD
    ELI, ANANIAS, SAPPHIRA, POTIPHAR
    LUCIFER, SATAN, THE DEVIL’S A LIAR
    HOSEA, GIDEON, TIMOTHY
    THE LORD’S VOICE CAME THROUGH AN OLD DONKEY

    WELL, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AN UNNUMBERED THRONG
    AS YOU’VE NOTICED THIS THREAD'S GETTING PRETTY LONG
    THERE’S ONE THING ABOUT IT AND THAT’S FOR SURE
    YOU’LL HAVE A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING IF YOU READ A LOT MORE

    GOD PUT THE EARTH IN THE EMPTY SPACE
    AND HE SET THE NORTH THERE IN ITS PLACE
    HE MADE THE EAST AND HE MADE THE WEST
    HE GAVE MANKIND HIS VERY BEST
    THERE’S ONLY ONE WHO STOOD THE TEST
    AND HE GAVE ME MY HAPPINESS

    WELL, HERE’RE SOME NAMES OF OUR LORD,
    THEY’RE CLEARLY WRITTEN IN GOD’S WORD
    CHRIST, COUNSELOR, PRINCE OF PEACE
    HIS GREAT LOVE WILL NEVER CEASE
    HE’S EMMANUEL, SAVIOR, THE GREAT I AM
    HE’S ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END
     
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    Nathan who had the courage to tell David "You are the man."
     
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    Lot, David, "her that had been the wife of Uriah", Aquilla and Priscilla, with Apollos, and Boaz.

    Lot- Maybe I don't have the best perspective on who is godly, and who is not. And single-handedly, he manages to destroy about every theological system going.

    David- Maybe God sees them a bit different than I do.

    "her that had been the wife of Uriah"- God can even use no-name types to do great things, for this purposes.

    Aquilla and Priscilla with Apollos- You can learn something from anyone. Dr. Apollos learned more from two ordinary laborers than he did from Dr. Saul Paul.

    Boaz- "Hey!! Look what I found!
     
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    her that had been the wife of Uriah was not a no-name as you surmise. Her name was Bathsheba.

    2 Samuel 11:3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

    2 Samuel 11:26 And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

    2 Samuel 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
     
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    I like Jonathan's armour bearer for his courage
     
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    IMO David is the "perfect example of a Christian". It may seem funny that an Old Testament character is a prime example for our Christian life. but let's look at his life...he failed, succeeded, followed God's leading, sometimes got in the way of GOd's leading, and still all the while was considered a "Man After God's Own Heart". This is my hope and prayer that I'll be considered a man after God's heart inspite of all my struggles and victories.

    I know the Apostles are examples of leading a New Testament Christian Life but for me I seem to relate better with David...because I want to follow God and strive to follow GOd, but sometimes I find I've gotten in the way and ruined everything but God is so longsuffering and he still forgives me and uses me!!
     
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    Besides Jesus, Peter and David, for finding their way back to God after sin in their life.

    Paul, for his miraculous Transformation.

    Job, for his trials by fire.

    Moses, for leadership and being humble.
     
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    Joseph (both OT and NT ones
    The Shunamite woman
    David
    Daniel, and the other 3 whose names I don't know how to spell correctly-(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednigo)
    Jochabed
    Samuel
    Mary--I always wonder what kind of an incredible young woman she must have been to have been hand-picked by God to be the mother of the Messiah!
    Ruth--she seemed to have the perfect balance of being strong, tough and feminine.
     

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