The people in the Bible are normal, everyday ordinary people. Their lives had ups and downs. They made good choices some days and bad choices others. Their lives were not perfect. Their stories are in the Bible because they lived their lives through eyes of faith. Their lives are testimonies of God at work.
When we read about people in the Bible, their stories should direct our focus to God and more specifically Jesus who started our faith and will complete the work he started in each of us. If we will live our lives managing whatever comes by walking in faith, our lives can be testimonies for others; pointing to God at work in us today.