Reading the Old Testament: A Must! by Ebeth Weidner


How many lessons can we learn from reading of the men and women who followed God’s plan with courage, faith, and determination in the Old Testament? Who will touch you through the pages of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy)?

Homeschooling my children for the past 8 years has given me the opportunity to both share and learn about the Biblical ancients and how God used them in different ways to teach us, prove to us, and to inspire us in the many different ways that we need.

Puah, would not kill the baby boys of the Hebrew women, despite being told to by the Pharaoh. Zipporah, Moses’ wife, stood by her extraordinary husband and the role he was chosen for, and Miriam, with a watchful eye, made a daring suggestion of a caretaker for the new found baby in the basket, her own brother, Moses. Veronica, fought through the crowds and Roman soldiers to wipe the face of Jesus as he was tortured in the streets of Jerusalem.

Do these women move you? Do they prove something to you? From being fearfully obedient to God’s law, being steadfast and strong, or daring and protective, or determined to care for our savior at his lowest moment, there is one thread that binds these 4 women and more together. One amazing thread.

Love. God’s gift to us, Love.

Is your love that strong?

Copyright 2010 Ebeth Weidner


About Author

Ebeth Weidner, a Master Catechist and cradle Catholic who considers herself a Catholic information junkie, writes from her heart about the faith and hope she finds in the Catholic Church. She is the author of “A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars” blog and you can also find her writing at, and Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. She is the wife of a research scientist and mom of 3 great young people living on the coastal side of North Carolina.

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