A couple of weeks ago, I read through Exodus chapter 3. The last two verses really jumped out at me.
“I will grant this people favor with the Egyptians, so that when you depart you will not leave empty-handed. Every woman will ask her neighbor and the one who happens to be staying in her house for items of silver and gold and for clothing. You will put these articles on your sons and daughters – thus you will plunder Egypt!”
God didn’t initially instruct Moses to have the men demand it of the Egyptians. No, the women would “ask” it of their neighbors and houseguests (both feminine in the Hebrew). God used the social skills of women to accomplish His purposes in supplying what the Israelites would need in resources and clothing for their journey. Women asking other women to give them these items of value. “May I have your silver, please? And, throw in your gold jewelry, by the way. Oh, I want that dress, too.” Isn’t that interesting?