The Wife of Herod’s Business Manager
Friday, February 25, 2022
Jesus treated women with respect, kindness, appreciation, honor, and love. He healed some women from evil spirits and diseases. One of them was Joanna, the wife of King Herod’s business manager (Luke 8:1-3).
In recognition of this powerful change in her life and to help bring others to the Kingdom, she, along with many other women, traveled in ministry with Jesus and his disciples.
In addition, Joanna and other wealthy women of prestige contributed from their own resources to support Jesus’ ministry.
Lord Christ, thank you for calling us to partner with you in bringing people to acknowledge you as Savior and Lord. If we are not busy “fishing for men,” we are not obeying your command. Thank you for Joanna’s story, for her healing and her sacrifice. I pray that you will touch the hearts of many Muslim women in positions and situations like Joanna’s to commit their lives to you. These women, wives of men in authority, can often speak to their husbands in ways and at times that no one else can.
Lord, Queen Esther was able to do that. She changed the course of history by just talking with her husband the King (Esther 5-9). So, I am asking that many Muslim women in positions like Joanna’s would “put their hand to the plow” and be wholeheartedly busy in the work of the Kingdom. May they change, with righteousness and godliness, the course of history in their countries. May the name of Jesus be lifted high because of their loyalty to you. Amen.
Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my service (Jeremiah 1:5, SAB).
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