Lessons from Huldah
31 Days of Women from Scripture
The God of Equality
Day Thirteen: Lessons from Huldah the Prophetess
2 Kings 22:12-20; 2 Chronicles 34:19-28
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Gal. 3:28
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Heb. 13:8
Don’t you just love those verses?
These verses are ones I keep in mind whenever I hear the world say that God, Jesus, or the Bible do not treat women the same as men. Again, the armor of the Word protects us against the lies of the devil (Eph. 6:10-17).
Today’s lesson is a quick one. Our woman is Huldah from 2 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 34.
Huldah was a prophetess in the time of King Josiah (2 Kin. 22:1; 14). She was also the wife of Shallum.
We know that she was known as the prophet at the time because Hilkiah went straight to her when King Josiah told him to “inquire of the Lord”. She was also respected because King Josiah does not question her message (2 Kin. 23:1-3).
This is a woman that served in the same role as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others. It seems that she is dealt with in the same way as prophets who were men (2 Kin. 3:11-12; Jer. 21:1-2).
There is no discrimination here. As is seen over and over, God has no problem giving the same difficult work to women or to men.
Revelation is no longer needed because we have the record of those who went before us (Jude 3; 1 Pet. 1:22-25; 1 Cor. 13:8-10; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). But women and men alike can be a part of spreading the gospel to others. Their roles in doing so are different (1 Cor. 11:1-3; 1 Tim. 2:9-14), but their value is not.
My prayer today is that you will find the confidence to serve God from where you are. To not see service as only possible by doing what the men do. But to see the service, your role, and your opportunity as valuable in and of themselves. Do not listen to the lies of Satan that define “equal” by the world’s definition.
Look into the freedom you’ve been given access to and use it to serve (Gal. 5:13). After all, God “is not one to show partiality”. He is the God of Equality through Christ.
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