Life Lessons From Arrogant Women in the Bible
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Life Lessons From Arrogant Women in the Bible

You know the type. The women who always have to be correct, who never admit they’re wrong, and who can’t stand it when someone else is in the spotlight. You might even be one of them. And while you might think arrogance is a good thing, the Bible has a different perspective. This article will look at some of the Bible’s most arrogant women and what we can learn from them. We’ll also explore what arrogance is and how it can be damaging both to ourselves and our relationships. So if you’re interested in learning more about this topic, keep reading!

Understanding Arrogance

The women in the Bible who are often labeled as “arrogant” are usually remembered for their infamous falls from grace. But we often forget that these women were powerful in their own right, and they had a lot to teach us about life. Arrogance can be dangerous, but it’s also a powerful force. It can give us the confidence to achieve great things, but it can also lead to our downfall. The key is learning how to use arrogance in a positive way and not letting it control us. These women can teach us a lot about handling arrogance and using it to our advantage. They remind us that arrogance is not always bad and can be a powerful tool if we know how to use it correctly.

Vashti: The Queen Who Refused to Obey

The Bible includes several examples of arrogant women, starting with Vashti, the queen who refused to obey her husband. Vashti’s story is told in the Book of Esther. She was not invited when her husband, King Xerxes, held a feast. Furious, Xerxes asked his advisors how he could punish her. One advisor suggested that Vashti be deposed and replaced by another queen. Xerxes agreed, and Vashti was banished from the kingdom. This story teaches us two lessons: The first is that it’s important to obey our superiors. The second is that it’s essential to respect other people’s boundaries.

Michal: King Saul’s Arrogant Daughter

Michal, Saul’s daughter and one of the women in the bible, was known for her arrogance. She was so proud of herself that she couldn’t see the beauty in other women and found joy in their downfall. You might be wondering what this has to do with you. Michal’s story can teach us a lot about arrogance and how it can keep us from living our best lives. When we’re arrogant, we close ourselves off from others. We become convinced that we’re better than everyone else and don’t need anyone else’s help. But the truth is, we all need help sometimes. We all make mistakes. And when we try to do everything on our own, we miss out on the beauty of community and friendship. So next time you feel like being arrogant, remember Michal’s story and how it ended up costing her dearly.

Jezebel: A Story of Overreach and Deception

The story of Jezebel is one of the most powerful and cautionary tales in the Bible. She was a Phoenician princess who became queen consort of Israel, and her ambition and pride caused her to do some awful things – like murdering those who disagreed with her and leading others into idolatry. Though she was powerful, Jezebel overestimated her influence and underestimated God’s power. Ultimately, all her schemes were undone when she was thrown out of a window and eaten by dogs. The lesson from Jezebel’s story? Pride goes before destruction. Even though you may think you are invincible and can do anything, it’s important to remember that humility will always prevail at the end of the day.

Herodias: An Unrestrained Woman of Power

Now let’s talk about Herodias, a powerful woman in her own right. Her story is found in the gospels of Mark and Matthew. Herodias was married to Herod, tetrarch of Galilee. She was a woman who understood the power of influence and sought to use it at every turn. Herodias was a prime example of an unrestrained woman who did not hesitate to take what she wanted, even if it meant stirring up conflict or going against societal norms. She had no fear of her husband or anyone else for that matter. When she wanted something done, she wasn’t afraid to manipulate her husband into doing it. One of the most famous examples is when she convinced Herod to kill John the Baptist. John had been critical of Herod and Herodias’s marriage, so Herodias saw him as a threat. She used her influence to have him executed, which ultimately led to her downfall.

Potiphar’s Wife: Misusing Influence and Authority

Potiphar’s wife is another example of an arrogant woman in the Bible. In this story, Potiphar’s wife misuses her influence and authority to seduce Joseph, who turns her down. After this, Potiphar’s wife accuses Joseph of rape and he is thrown in prison. The lesson here? Don’t use your influence and authority for selfish gain or out of jealousy. Instead, you should use your power to build up others. As the Bible says, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” In other words, don’t take matters into your own hands—leave it to God to punish those who have wronged you. In addition to this lesson about using power correctly, Potiphar’s wife also teaches us that appearances can be deceiving. Despite her beauty and wealth, she turned out to have a cruel and devious heart, which shows that people shouldn’t judge each other by their outer façade alone.


So, the next time you meet an arrogant woman, remember that she is probably dealing with some insecurity. She might be trying to prove something to herself or others. And, most importantly, she is human, just like you and me.
Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.