I am all about chivalry. I do not believe that it’s dead! I think men and women have specific roles and when we embrace these roles we can maximize our purposes and make amazing things happen for the Glory of God.
That being said… is it a contradiction that I am also all about Girl Power? Because I am!! I am an independent woman! I can do for myself and I don’t NEED a man in my life to validate who I am.
Which is why I love the story of Zelophehad’s daughters found in Numbers 27:1-11. There were 5 of them: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah. They were stuck in the desert with the disobedient Israelites who couldn’t make it into the promised land. Their dad dies “for his own sin” and they were left with nothing. No brothers and apparently no husbands to take care of them these 5 women are penniless and basically homeless.
Until…. enter Girl Power.
Today we are back for another edition of Women of Numbers filled with more juicy drama. We will be hanging out in Numbers 25 where I’d like to introduce you to Cozbi.
I would consider Cozbi one of the bad girls of the Bible.
She was a Midianite. The daughter of a tribal chief of one of the enemy nations to Israel.
Needless to say she was one of the women who was off limits to the Israelite men.
And we all know that the things we are told not to do are the ones that are that much more alluring.
I think you already know where this story is going.
Yup. Forbidden Love…. or should I say, Forbidden Lust!
Nope. Not a Romeo and Juliet situation at all. Cozbi was B.A.D. BAD news!!!
Back in the book of Exodus we met Miriam, Moses’ older sister. Today in the book of Numbers she is back for a part 3!
In Numbers 12 we get to see a different side of Miriam. A not so pretty side. I think it’s relevant because we all have not so pretty sides. You know those faults and weak moments you wish you could erase from time and space.
Yup, I would categorize Miriam’s choices in Numbers 12 as one of her top 5 regrets.
Verses 1 and 2 set up the scene. “Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. 2 “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard this.“.
The book of Leviticus was a quick study. You only have two posts to catch up on if you missed them.
I am excited to begin the book of Numbers! Today we look at Numbers chapter 5. Maybe the title of this post gives a hint as to what the chapter is about.