Biblical People

Biblical People: Mary (8)

The next female on Paul’s list is Mary. She could be one of the other seven Marys we’ve already covered, but this would mean that she moved to Rome and became part of that church. This is unlikely, so we can assume she’s another Mary.

We know one thing about her. She works hard for the church in Rome. Though she lacks the title of deacon, like Phoebe, she nonetheless serves with noteworthy diligence. 

Do we work hard for God or hard work?

[Discover more about this Mary in Romans 16:6.]

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