Equality – Job 42:15

In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

In one of the oldest books in the Bible we see God’s servant treating his daughters as equals. This righteous man of God who was blessed in abundance because of his faithfulness includes his daughters in the inheritance something normally provided only for a man’s sons in Job’s day. This is a very revealing fact about the nature of God’s man and God Himself. From the very beginning, God created man and woman equal and expected equal treatment for them.

We have a tendency to confuse equality with identical roles. This is not the case in God’s eyes. He made us equal; yet, wonderfully different. Equality does not mean sameness in function. It does mean God has created us with equal value. Men and women are equal in being; yet, different in purpose. It is not our purpose that defines our value. It is the Creator who does. He values all of His children, women and men alike, equally. All of us were created in His image, enlivened with His breath and given a purpose. We would be wise to fulfill the purpose for which we were created for the glory of the One who created us.

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