Women of Faith

[Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly– Acts 18:26

Apollos was a preacher who is described by Luke as being “an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures,” as well as “instructed in the way of the Lord” and “fervent in the spirit.”

Doubtless, this was an intimidating man to talk to, much less to teach or correct. And, yet, Aquila and Priscilla were so spiritually mature, knowledgeable of God’s Word, concerned for the kingdom of Christ, and winning in their approach that they were able to take this gifted minister under their wing and into their home and mentor him.

It is worth noticing that it was not Aquila by himself, however, that took an active role in teaching Apollos. Priscilla is described as being just as vitally involved in the effort as her husband.

What an impressive woman this is! Ministering faithfully and effectively alongside her husband, for the glory of God and the benefit of his people. Discreetly counseling a gifted preacher, in the hospitality and privacy of her nurturing home.

Priscilla was not only a help meet for her husband, and a help to Apollos, but the apostle Paul even describes her and Aquila as being “my helpers in Christ Jesus” (Romans 16:3).

God’s kingdom is always in need of godly women, who can powerfully and effectively and graciously and humbly wield the Word of God. So put on the whole armor of God and take your place on the front line of spiritual conflict.