Daughters of Zelophehad: Take A Stand

In honor of international women’s day on tomorrow, March 8th, I thought I would reminisce about the courageous daughters of Zelophehad: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. Their story is found here: Numbers 27:1-11.

Seeking justice is rarely an easy feat. For these ladies, living in a culture where women barely had any rights, and were not even considered worthy of being counted in the census, it was even more challenging. However, fear was not a factor for them. Even if they felt fear, they certainly did not let it hold them back. They had a will to see justice served. And that will drove them to confront wrong, so that right could prevail.

Because they were women, the inheritance their father left behind was not going to be given to them. But they were not about to sit around and let that happen! They boldly approached Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and all of the congregation and challenged the status quo and requested that the laws be changed. Moses took their case before the Lord. The Lord told Moses to give them their property, and their request was granted! It was declared that when a man dies and has no sons, his inheritance should go to his daughters.

What an inspiring story that challenges us not to settle, but to stand for what is right and speak up when necessary. God has already gone before us (Deuteronomy 31:8) and prepared the right opportunities, but fear can cause us to miss the opportunities He has prepared. God’s power working in us, will help us to do what we need to do, when we need to do it. Nothing is too hard for God. As we are reminded in Romans 8:31, when God is for us, who can be against us?

The daughters of Zelophehad: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They inspire us to take a stand.

Photo by: Anna Shvets

25 thoughts on “Daughters of Zelophehad: Take A Stand

  1. Great post! Father God tells us to come boldly before his throne and that’s exactly what these women did; and they were rewarded for speaking the truth about fair equity.

    Man may believe women are less, but in Father God’s eyes women are valuable and needed in His Kingdom. He created us for a purpose.

    Thanks for writing this article and for sharing.😇👣

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    1. You’re welcome Georgetta! Women have done and will continue to do amazing things! Yes, we are all valuable in God’s eyes and have purpose. Blessings! ❤️

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  2. A very encouraging story. Cannot imagine the courage it must have taken for them to step out and make that change. And I am sure it must have created such an impact on other women too then. And we are inspired even now by their story.
    Thank you for sharing this Dawn. The Lord loves us all and he treats everyone with fairness and justice

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  3. Dawn, it is true that we need to stand firm and seek justice. When we pray and seek God taking time to listen to His promptings, we can go forward without fear and make a difference.
    Thanks for sharing! Happy International Women’s Day!💖💐🌺

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  4. Amen. My Boss always says. Set up and a voice and Be Heard! This story also reminds me of Esther when His people were about to be destroyed! She stood up! I am so blessed to see such revolutionary story about women in the bible which challenges the status quo that women are not to be heard! 👌

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  5. I always admired these sisters for their bravery in taking a stand for what they believe in. They are an inspiration to us women. I shared a post about these ladies a couple years ago and your post brought back pleasant memories. Thank you. Have a blessed 🙌 weekend.

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