Archive | August 27, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 239

Scripture Passage: Numbers 27:3-8
Great Women Are Liberators
Zelophehad had no sons. This meant that his inheritance would go to his brethren. But his five daughters did not agree with this. 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 liberated themselves and others with them.
The lesson here is this; great women are liberators. They don’t sit around waiting to be liberated from life’s challenges. Instead, they confront the challenges that face them and liberate not only themselves but others with them.
Prayer: Father, give me the courage to liberate myself and others around me.