This month of March we will review how the Word, Jesus, walked perfectly through social and culture restrictions to be our just and perfect Savior. The trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, operated above the culture norms or prejudices. In fact, the story of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 27) unveiled God the Father’s perfection within the social and legal imperfection. When Moses brought the five sisters’ land claim to God, perfection was on display for all to witness.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, “The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.” – Numbers 27:6-8 (KJV)
Father God not only recognized the claim of these five sisters, but God proclaimed equality in the inheritance to all daughters. This month we will celebrate the message of love and grace visible despite a restrictive culture. Now our inheritance offered to both sons and daughters, is much greater than land or material; we through Christ have inherited eternity. The remarkable thing about inheritance is that it is yours from birth, despite your actions, your culture, or your sex. Let us remember that our Father, our Savior, and the Holy Spirit are not subject to culture or prejudices.
Whosoever would believe in Christ is adopted into the family and receives an inheritance (John 3:15). Jesus, as the walking Word under the authority of Father God, superseded culture restrictions to accomplish God’s will: salvation and redemption for “whosoever.” It is this spiritual truth of God’s love that freed Mary Magdalene and covered Priscillia and Lydia. Jesus’ ministry was inclusive of both men and women, as seen with his acknowledgement of Mary’s “right” choice to sit and feed on the Word (Luke10:42), versus prepare a meal with her sister Martha.
Our Father is pure love, not susceptible to sin and the effects of the human fall. As we prepare for the passion of our faith, let us take a closer look at the grace and love, that shines through and in, the life of biblical women. Join the conversation and share your favorite biblical shero!