Women of the Word (Recap 8)

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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.

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Women of the Word: Zipporah

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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:

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Women of the Word: Reuel’s Seven Daughters

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In Exodus chapter 2, we read of seven sisters who are at a desert well trying to get water. These sisters were the daughters of Reuel, priest of Midian. Unfortunately for them, some mean shepherds were also at the well hindering the seven sisters from getting what they had come for. Luckily for them, Moses (who was on the run after killing an Egyptian) happened to be sitting by the well, too.

Kind soul that he was, when he saw how the sisters were being treated he stood up and gave them a helping hand. When the sisters arrived back home, they told their father about Moses. Reuel promptly told his daughters to return to the well and invite Moses to dinner. This is how Moses came to marry one of the daughters, Zipporah. We’ll talk about Zipporah in a later post, but for now here are two lessons we can learn from all seven sisters.

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