The heroes and heroines of the Bible have been called a “cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1). They are there to glorify God and inspire us. These are true role models we can emulate. Not to say they were perfect (they were human beings too), but they all lived lives that honored the Lord. And if you’ve always wanted to know which of these personalities you are most like then here’s your chance. Choose an appropriate list below and pick the line that comes closest to describing your own personality, then find a match at the lower end of the post. On the other hand you can ask someone to do the selection and thereafter see what the notes say. Ask your friends/family to participate and see who they get.
a. Exceedingly Loyal, Warm And Kind.
b. Ardent learner, Courageous, Generous.
c. Soft-spoken, Quiet, Humble, Gentle, Always Thinking About Others.
d. Prayerful, Practical, Reasonable, Industrious.
e. Non-confrontational, Always Hopeful, Especially Patient.
f. Community Person, Leader, Courageous.
g. Amiable, Reserved, Can Be Brave In Difficult Times.
h. Natural Teacher, Generous, Helpful.
i. Diligent, Believes In Excellence, Integrity Is Paramount, Helpful, Forgiving.
j. Natural Leader, Fighter, Brave, Kind.
k. Soft-spoken, Gentle, Loves People.
l. Academic, Good At Communication, Debater, Has Strong Determination.
m. Down-to-earth, Believes The Best About People, Has Great Patience.
n. Gives Counsel, Organizer, Hard worker.
o. Passionate Individual, Not afraid To Confront, Kindhearted.
p. Loyal, Community Oriented, Humble, Hard-working.
THE BIBLE PERSONALITY MOST SIMILAR TO YOU IS…
a. Exceedingly Loyal, Warm And Kind: Ruth
Ruth remained with her mother-in-law when she had no reason to. Naomi was a poor widow and asked the young woman to return to her own country. But Ruth insisted saying, “Where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16). It is not easy to find someone who can stand by you when there is nothing to gain. Ruth is a model of loyalty towards both God and people.
b. Ardent learner, Courageous, Generous: Queen Of Sheba
The “queen of the South” that Jesus talked about (Matthew 12:42), was none other than this queen of ancient Ethiopia. In her bid to find the meaning of life, she journeyed hundreds of kilometers to question King Solomon. In those days it was risky to travel so far away especially carrying such great wealth. However the queen was determined to find true wisdom and she did. She is worthy of the praise Christ gave her.
c. Soft-Spoken, Quiet, Humble, Gentle, Always Thinking About Others: Mary
The mother of Jesus was called “Blessed among women” (Luke 1:28). She was appointed by God to carry, deliver and care for the Savior of the world. Mary is a picture of humility, someone who thought so little of herself she could not understand why Gabriel the angel referred to her as “highly favored”. There isn’t too much written about Mary but what we read tells us she was meek and selfless; always thinking about others.
d. Prayerful, Practical, Reasonable, Industrious: Rebekah
A wife to Isaac and daughter of Bethuel, Rebekah comes across as a woman with quick solutions to challenges in her household. Yet she also depended on God and sought his wisdom (Genesis 25:22). We see her preparing a refuge for her son Jacob after he fell out with his brother Esau—finding an alternative when no peace could be made. She considered the well-being of both her husband and children. Although Rebekah was admired for her outward beauty, it is her inner beauty that stands out.
e. Non-Confrontational, Always Hopeful, Especially Patient: Hannah
Hannah was the wife of Elkanah and mother of the great prophet Samuel. Her life story is one of perseverance, tears and endurance. Although she desperately wanted children, she was always silent when ridiculed by those who hated her. God ultimately blessed Hannah with not only one child but six. She is a pillar of patience and endurance.
f. Community Person, Leader, Courageous: Deborah
Deborah was an anointed leader during the time of the Judges. She was what we would call a people’s person. Humble enough to engage with the common citizens, yet full of authority as she presided over all Israel as Judge. She was brave too; she went to war against Israel’s enemies, trusting in the God who established her. An example to women in leadership.
g. Amiable, Reserved, Can Be Brave In Difficult Times: Queen Esther
It is safe to say Esther was considered the most beautiful woman in 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia during the reign of King Ahasuerus. Yet it is not for her beauty that God made her queen. It was her heart that He looked upon. She was gentle, humble, cared for people and spoke graciously. The young woman was incredibly courageous as well. Her action to save the nation of Israel was perilous to say the least; it could have cost her life.
h. Natural Teacher, Generous, Helpful: Priscilla
Priscilla was wife to Aquila, a native of Pontus who lived in Paul’s time. These people were Jewish and made tents for their livelihood. Priscilla was a follower of Christ who learned from Paul to teach the Gospel. She and her husband were courteous people (Acts 18:3). Although she may not be as prominent as other women of the Bible, Priscilla was certainly God’s chosen vessel.
THE BIBLE PERSONALITY MOST SIMILAR TO YOU IS…
i. Diligent, Believes In Excellence, Integrity Is Paramount, Helpful, Forgiving: Joseph
As he lived as a slave in Egypt, Joseph displayed admirable qualities. He kept his integrity and loyalty to God in the most extreme circumstances. He did his work with excellence thereby making his master Potiphar wealthy. Joseph was never bitter towards his brothers even though they had treated him cruelly. He considered others even while in prison himself, and on reuniting with his family, he forgave all Jacob’s sons. What an example for us to follow.
j. Natural Leader, Fighter, Brave, Kind: David
King David is considered one of the greatest kings Israel ever had and God described him as “a man after My own heart” (Acts 13:22). He indeed loved the Lord with all his being and fought battles for his beloved Israel. His peers described him as “a mighty man” (2 Samuel 17:8) and rightly so as he won countless wars. Even in his youth he was brave enough to face the giant Goliath whom no one dared to fight. He inspires us to have confidence rooted in the trust of God.
k. Soft Spoken, Gentle, Loves People: John, The Disciple of Christ
He is the one who described himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23). Although we know God does not have favorites we do acknowledge there are those closer to Him—by choice, than others. John was one such person, he did everything possible to remain near the Master so he could to learn from him. He wrote the Gospel and Epistles of John which have the outstanding theme of love. He cared much about God but also loved people.
l. Academic, Good At Communication, Debater, Has Strong Determination: Paul
Before he came to know Christ, Paul was a Pharisee and well-learned. As we read his writings, we perceive his exceptional communication skills and knowledge of Scripture. He used these skills to further the Gospel of which he was passionate about. When one considers the challenges he overcame for the sake of Christ (2 Corinthians 26-28), you can only admire his determination.
m. Down-to-earth, Believes The Best About People, Has Great Patience: Abraham
We all know about Abraham and his extraordinary faith. Studying his life reveals a truly humble and good-natured man. Not one to contend with others as we observe when he offered Lot the opportunity to choose land at his expense (Genesis 13:8-9). Such faith he had to still believe God for a son even when he was almost a hundred years of age! The Lord made him “a father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5) just as He promised.
n. Full Of Counsel, Organizer, Hard worker: Solomon
Solomon was blessed with great wisdom by God. He was given the enormous task of building the temple and did a fantastic job. It was admired by many ancient kingdoms. Because of his understanding he reigned with fairness, diligence and excellence. So great he made the kingdom that the queen of Sheba was left breathless by its majesty (1 Kings 10:5). He gave counsel to those who asked and some of his wisdom remains with us in the book of Proverbs.
o. Passionate About Everything, Not afraid to confront, Kindhearted: Peter
Peter’s background as a fisherman (no disrespect to fishermen), could explain the crude personality he possessed. He was a man full of zeal and passion, yet he had a tender heart. He wanted to follow Christ all the way—even to death if necessary (Mark 14:31). Jesus noted it and gave him the honor of establishing the early Christian church that would ultimately expand to the ends of the earth.
p. Loyal, Community oriented, Humble, Hard-working: Moses
Moses is the most prominent personality of the Old Testament. He was passionate about his people and sought to deliver them by his own hand (Exodus 2:11-12). Although he was at one time a prince and skilled in the wisdom of Egyptians: writing, arithmetic and geometry, he preferred to identify himself with the Hebrew slaves. God used him to deliver Israel from bondage and exalted him further when he appeared with Christ in the transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-3). A model servant of God.