Hello my sweet sisters!! Reading through the book of Leviticus trying to find new biblical women to introduce you to has been quite the feat.
Last week I introduced the book with HELLO WOMEN of LEVITICUS 12. Check it out here.
I have read some really unsettling passages as well as some extremely scandalous ones that make The Bad Girls Club look like angels.
Don’t believe me? Check out Leviticus 18!
I was pretty shocked by that chapter in particular. The fact that God even had to explain that those behaviors were “perverse” baffles me.
I finally came across a woman who was actually named in chapter 24. The first one to have her named recorded in the book of Leviticus thus far.
Her story is short and I’m not surprised. I do wonder as to why she was mentioned in the first place. She is presented as the Israelite mother of a young man who blasphemed against God. In verse 10 we learn that the young man’s father is Egyptian. Interesting… she had some type of relationship with an Egyptian man. The father’s origin could probably account for her sons eradic behavior.
Let’s not forget that mixed race marriages were frowned upon because of the different gods the other races worshipped.
Our Leviticus 24 woman is named Shelomith. In verse 11 we learn that she is the daughter of Dibri the Danite… so her family is from the tribe of Dan.
The passage doesn’t say anything else about Shelomith.
It does however go into the details of her son’s stoning as punishment for speaking against the Lord.
Interestingly enough the book Every Woman in the Bible by Sue and Larry Richards defines Shelomith to mean “peaceful”.
Makes me question… “What’s in a name?”
My name, Natalie, means Nativity or Christmas Day. So, yeah…. not sure what to make of that, LOL.
Maybe Shelomith was a peaceful woman with a misguided son. I guess the meaning of our names won’t necessarily define who we are.
I would much rather focus on what the bible defines me as:
A new creation – 2 Corinthians 5:17
A royal priesthood – 1 Peter 2:9
God’s workmanship (masterpiece) – Ephesians 2:10
Child of God – John 1:12
Righteousness of God – 2 Corinthians 5:21
Ambassadors for Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:20
Light of the world – Matthew 5:14
Holy and beloved – Colossians 3:12
and the list goes on!
Prayer For You:
Dear Jesus, I pray that every one of these truths may penetrate and rewrite the heart of every reader. I pray that you may reveal to them their identity in you. I thank you that we are not limited by the definition of our names. I ask you to help us accept your truths. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Memory Verse: Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.