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Leviticus Chapter 12

Leviticus Chapter 12

Omniscient – You know what to have Moses say to the sons of Israel and You know why.  You know what this means.  You know how this makes me feel.  You are all-knowing.

Omnipotent- Woman was created from man – a rib out of man.  You formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky out of the ground but You fashioned into a woman the rib You had taken from the man.  You made woman only for man.  A sparrow You formed from the ground to fly but a woman from a man to only help man.  I am less than a sparrow.  You made woman to menstruate.  You made woman to automatically, without choice become unclean.  You gave woman hormones, hormonal changes, menstruation, and not control over her body.  In Genesis 3:16 You may have ‘declared’ that a woman’s desire shall be for her husband, and he shall rule over her’, but You had created her for that.  You make a child be born.  You choose.  You are all-powerful.

Omnipresent – You are everywhere.  You are with me and You are in my heart. You are all-present.

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You are seven days and 33 days for a male child.  You are two weeks and 66 days for a female child.  You are time.

Immutable – You do not change.  Women will always be the substandard.  You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You make women to exist.  You chose their existence.  Why did You make woman to exist?  To help man propagate?  To carry on the species?

Self-Sufficient – You do not need any of Your creation to bring about Your will or Your purpose.  You choose to use women, Your Word, and me because it is Your good pleasure, not Your need, that governs Your choice.

Infinite – There are no limits or bounds to Your person or dominion.  There is no limit to what women are for or bounds to how You will use them.

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach the sons of Israel how to treat women.

Sovereign – You speak to Moses to speak to the sons of Israel about when women are clean, when they are unclean, and how to make them clean after childbirth.  You made woman.  You made menstruation.  You made childbirth.

Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  Menstruating women can never be.

Gracious – How are You gracious toward women?

Merciful – How are You merciful toward women?

Longsuffering – How are You longsuffering toward women?

Righteous – How are You righteous, what is the right way?

Just – Woman ate the apple and disobeyed You so You punish woman.

Loving – You are loving in allowing woman a change to be clean after a long period.

Good – You allow woman to present a sin offering and a burnt offering to be able to be atoned for and to be able to be clean for a few weeks at least.

Wise – Your wisdom causes You to treat women this way and tot each men how to.

Truthful – You speak truth.  Women are not clean after childbirth.

Faithful – You do what You promise.  You have greatly multiplied our pain in childbirth.  In pain we bring forth children; yet my desire is for my husband and he does rule over me.  I feel so terrible. 

Wrathful – You will destroy all unrighteousness.

Jealous – You will not share what is rightly and morally Yours with any other creature.


Incomprehensible – I am not the image and glory of You.  I ought to have a symbol of authority on my head, because of the angels.  What use am I?

Leviticus Chapter 13

Leviticus Chapter 13

Leviticus Chapter 11

Leviticus Chapter 11