Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 238

Scripture Passage: Numbers 27:3-8
Great Women Challenge the Status Quo
Zelophehad had no sons. He had five daughters. After his death, they came before Moses and the entire congregation of Israel and said, “Our father died…..and had no sons. Why should the name of our father be done away….because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.” And God said to Moses, “The daughters of Zelophehad speak right….give them a possession….among their father’s brethren….and….speak unto the children of Israel…..if a man die, and have no son……cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.” They challenged the status quo and changed it not only for themselves but for other women.
The lesson here is this; Great women challenge the status quo. They never accept it. These five women did not accept the status quo, that only a man could inherit his father’s possession, rather they challenged it and changed it. And they achieved this because they were bold.
Prayer: Father, give me the boldness to challenge every unfavourable status quo.

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