Dear Daughters of Zelophehad
“The blessing is in the instruction”
[[Based on a True Story: Numbers 27]]
In the Old Testament, the inheritance customs were to bequeath from a father’s riches to his sons. But when a father dies and doesn’t have any sons but five daughters what happens then? They team up together petitioned Moses claim that inheritance and kept the name of their father’s legacy. Job well done daughters of Zelophehad. Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah, your names are forever chronicled as Women who made history. The momentous outcome concerning your petition was God’s response to Moses concerning your pleas, “The daughters of Zelophehad are right… transfer the inheritance of their father to them. And you shall speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.” What! Ladies, you just trailblazed. I don’t know if you realized this. You just joined a legislature assembly, making laws for other women who share the same fate with you. This broadcasts God’s impartial and just treatment without favoritism or discrimination. While the contributions of women in the bible are neglected in the Equal Rights for Women today, the outset of this movement doubtlessly begun with you. Your narrative unmasks and debunks all essays remarking that women shouldn’t voice their opinions and fight for being rightful heir. To that ladies, I say, thank you.
Modern day Daughters of Zelophehad just because men were making history then doesn’t mean you get to simply read these story. You too can be a part of history. Too often we see that women are treated as déclassé, second-class citizen. Keep silent they say. Act like a lady they say, as if being a lady meant that women were build to be suppressed. Go after what is rightfully yours. Gender can no longer inhibit your “pioneerism.” Go make laws, reverse the trend, make a difference and change the World.
Strongly together & Inspired by,
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