Even though she lived in the land of Midian with her father and six sisters, Zipporah was a woman of Ethiopian descent. In Numbers 12:1 we read that Moses was criticized by his siblings, Aaron and Miriam, for marrying Zipporah. Here is something we can learn from this incident:
When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.
So far in our Women of the Word series, we have looked at 50 different figures in the Bible, who all have something to teach us (drum roll, please). Here is our fifth series recap:
For I brought you up from the land of Egypt,
I redeemed you from the house of bondage;
And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
– Micah 6:4
Miriam was the older sister of Moses and Aaron. Her story is told in the books of Exodus and Numbers. She is mentioned again in Deuteronomy 24:8-9, 1 Chronicles 6:3, and the verse above, Micah 6:4. Miriam lived during one of the most exciting times in Israel’s history. For the most part, she was a good girl with good qualities and there are several things we can learn from her life.