The noble principles which should adorn the personal lives of Eastern Star members are based on five biblical heroines. Adah, the daughter, shares the lesson of Duty of Obedience to the will of God. Ruth, the widow, shares the lesson of Honor and Justice. Esther, the wife, shares the lesson of Loyalty to Family and Friends. Martha, the sister, shares the lesson of Faith and Trust in God and Everlasting Life. Electa, the mother, shares the lesson of Charity and Hospitality.
Eastern Star strives to take good people and through uplifting and elevating associations of love and service; and through precept and example build an Order which is truly dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.