Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.
Nehemiah 3:12 NIV
Father may Your children see the power, strength, gifts, and intelligence possessed by Your daughters. May Your daughters never take for granted the abilities You give them, or feel entitled to boast or brag. I pray for our humility in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Bible shares numerous accounts of women in non-traditional roles, showing women as builders, soldiers, leaders, disciples, and defenders of households. These accounts help to reinforce the position of why we should not force women into stereotypical “boxes”, but rather encourage women to walk comfortably wherever God guides them. We need to encourage and support the girly girl and the tomboy, the domestic engineer and the entrepreneur. Women can be leaders in the church, in government, in business, on the court, in the community, and in the military. If God places no limits, then neither should His children.
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