A Sisterhood that Rocks – Beloved Women - February 21, 2019
“Why should the name of our father disappear from his clan just because he had no sons? Give us property along with the rest of our relatives.” - Numbers 27:4 NLT
Manasseh’s great-grandson, Zelophehad, had no sons but five daughters. Manasseh was Joseph’s son and he and his brother, Ephraim, were included in the twelve tribes of Israel. When the Promised Land was being parceled out by Joshua, these five sisters said to Joshua, “The Lord commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren.” (Joshua 17:4 KJV) This was the second time these women spoke up, and this time it was to re-affirm what they had already accomplished.
Since they recognized that the law made no provision for inheritance if a man did not have a son, they brought their case before Moses. (Numbers 27:1-11) As a result, an adjustment was made to the law. So now, Joshua could give them an inheritance for future generations. According to the commandment, Joshua gave them an inheritance. (Joshua 17:1-6) These women were overlooked until they spoke up, prompting a permanent change in the law. Now that’s how sisters join together to make permanent change.
Lord, please forgive me for not working with the women you have placed in my life. Give me the ability to work with my sisters to make Kingdom changes. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
Two are better than one. Who do you need to work with to accomplish a goal?
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