Series: Women in the Wilderness

The people of God are a people on a journey, and this journey often takes us through wilderness spaces. We find in Scripture that the wilderness can be a place of deep encounter with God.

Women in the Wilderness

Wilderness Journeys

Read: Psalm 68:4-10 . . . when you marched through the wilderness, the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain . . . (vv. 7-8) God’s people often find themselves

Women in the Wilderness


Read: Genesis 3:9-24 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. (v. 20) We know Eve’s story: she was deceived by the serpent,

Women in the Wilderness


Read: Genesis 12:1-9 And Abram took Sarai his wife . . . and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. (v. 5) Nobody asked the wife. Abram,

Women in the Wilderness

Sarai and Hagar

Read: Genesis 16:1-5 Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. (v. 2) Often, when we get to this part of the story, we talk about Sarai’s lack

Women in the Wilderness


Read: Genesis 16:6-14 So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing.” (v. 13) Nobody asked the handmaid. Hagar, Sarai’s Egyptian

Women in the Wilderness


Read: Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-3 At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son. (18:14) Sarah knew the pain of

Women in the Wilderness


Read: Exodus 2:1-10; 15:20-21 Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously . . . (15:21) Miriam must have been the type of little girl who paid attention. We

Women in the Wilderness

Ruth and Naomi

Read: Ruth 1:15-18 For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. (v. 16)

Women in the Wilderness


Read: Ruth 3:1-13 As the Lord lives, I will redeem you. (v. 13) Ruth’s almost reckless desire to stay with Naomi had led her to a quite vulnerable situation. As