Zelophehad’s Daughters’ Inheritance
📖 Numbers 27
(🌹 A Success Story 🌷)
In the Second Census ( Num 26:1-51 ) it was recorded that Zelophehad , son of Heper from the clans of Manasseh, died without having a son. Interestingly Zelophehad’s daughters’ names were included in the census ( Num 26:33 )
🎯 The Courage of Zelophehad’s daughters ( 27:1-2 ) : They approached the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and stood before Moses , Eleazar the high priest, leaders and the people.
🎯 The Confession of Zelophehad’s daughters ( 27:3 ) : Their father , who was not associated with Korah’ s rebellion, died because of his own sin in the desert.
🎯 The Claim of Zelophehad’s daughters ( 27:4 ) : To preserve the father’s name , they claimed their right to have their father’s inheritance.
🎯 The Commendation from God ( 27:5-11 ) : God agreed and told Moses that Zelophehad’s daughters be given property with their father’s relatives. He framed out a NEW LAW 》 ” if a man dies without a son , his daughter is to inherit his land “.
📌 The Lord sees men and women as equal, and they have the right to claim His promises.
🎯 The Confusion of the clans leaders ( 36:2-4 ) : If they marry other tribes ?
So they frame out a law : Their inheritance will be taken from their ancestral inheritance.
🎯 The Command ( 36:5-9 ) : Zelophehad’s daughters are to marry within their tribes to avoid the transfer of the inheritance. Every daughters who inherited land had to marry men within their father’s clan .
🎯 The Conviction of Zelophehad’s daughters ( 36:10-12 ) : They obeyed the law by marrying their cousins. Thus , their inheritance remained in their father’s clan.
OBEDIENCE IS THE KEY TO BLESSING 🙌
💕 Beloved Church , as Paul writes in Romans 8:14-17 that , “..those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God .. , and if we are the children then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ “.
Let us claim our heavenly inheritance and press on 👣
Glory to God 🙌
✍🏽 Mark Boje, ArP 🇮🇳
Numbers 29:1 “On the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a day for you to blow the trumpets.”
During the seventh month of the year, the people of Israel celebrated three major holidays —
the Festival of Trumpets,
the Day of Atonement, and
the Festival of Tabernacles.
During these national holidays, the people gathered to worship.
They suspended work and daily activities and brought burnt offerings before the Lord to show their commitment.
Each celebration was an opportunity to refresh their minds and renew their faith in God.
God calls his people to periodically put aside work and focus on Him, rest before Him, and cry out before Him.
As we read in this chapter, these festivals were a way for the Israelites to break from their routines and renew their commitment to God.
In a culture, where we are now, we are constantly focused on work.
We almost can’t put our phones down, and all the email, and messages, and the stuff that needs to be done.
Doing all these things are obviously good and can be glorifying to God.
Are we trying to take rest specifically with the aim of crying out to God, and acknowledging our need for God in our life? .
A restless life is like trying to fill a bucket that is constantly leaking.
No matter how much we save, spend, or exert, the dripping away of our lives will eventually lead to ruin.
Rest returns us to the true fountain and repairs the vessels of our lives to carry the water we find there.
Do we ever feel guilty for a wasted opportunity to glorify God?
We need to break our routine and gather together to sing, celebrate, and bring our offerings to God.
Take a break from our busy schedule to find peace in the Lord’s presence.
Jooley Mathew Z