Hello there all of my dear friends! This week’s blog will be a continuation from last weeks study. I pray that everyone has had a good week . . . It’s my deepest prayer that the Lord enlightens our understanding about the topic that we will be focusing on for the next few weeks. I can’t really say for sure just how long we will be covering women in the ministry, but I do hope it will be a blessing to you.
You may recall last week I asked you to think about what law the Apostle Paul was speaking of in: 1 Corinthians 14:34-Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. KJV
This week we will study about some different accounts in the Bible where God dealt with women about specific issues. Let’s first take a look at the law of innocence.
Genesis 1:28- And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
One can plainly see that God gave both genders dominion over every living thing that moved upon the earth. This particular scripture shows us very clearly that God made man and woman to be equal. However, because of the fall of mankind the woman lost her place of equality within the home. Let’s take a look at what the scriptures tell us after the fall.
Gen 3:15-16-And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Note: We will be referring back to this scripture at a later date. This week I simply want to continue to build on the foundation that I have already laid.
Let’s go in our Bible to the book of Numbers and take a look at the Law of Moses: Numbers 27:2-8- And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. 4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father. 5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD. 6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 7 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. 8 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.
One can see that the Lord was very much mindful of the daughters of Zelophehad, and that He granted them their petition. Now there’s something that I would like to point out. These women stood before Moses by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. But wait! Remember that the women were to remain silent in the church according to the law . . . Again I’m going to leave you with the thought . . . What law?
Until next time,