Good evening y’all. Happy Tuesday 🙂
Today i’m doing a combined study on Numbers chapter 26 and 27.
Be blessed 🙂
In chapter 26, God ordered a new census to be done of all males 20 and above. He also ordered for each lineage to be given an inheritance. In this chapter, the daughters of Zolephehad was mentioned. There story is detailed in chapter 27 which is where I’m focusing on today.
“Then came the daughters of Zelophehad the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, from the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these were the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. And they stood before Moses, before Eleazar the priest, and before the leaders and all the congregation, by the doorway of the tabernacle of meeting, saying: “Our father died in the wilderness; but he was not in the company of those who gathered together against the Lord, in company with Korah, but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons. Why should the name of our father be removed from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father’s brothers.”
So Moses brought their case before the Lord” (Num 27: 1-5 NKJV)
The daughters of Zelophehad understood Gods promise to give them an Inheritance in the promised land. By Israelite law passed in Deuteronomy, these girls were not entitled to any Inheritance seeing as their father died without living any sons behind. This meant the name of their father will be erased/ forgotten and they wont legally have a portion in the land.
The girls took it upon themselves to go to Moses and the leaders of Israel to demand their fathers inheritance. It’s something that had never been done before. So Moses asked to seek God’s face regards the matter before giving a response to the girls.
God responded by saying the girls should be given their fathers inheritance and also a new law was made for those who die without leaving a son behind.
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “The daughters of Zelophehad speak what is right; you shall surely give them a possession of inheritance among their father’s brothers, and cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them” (Num 27: 6-7 NKJV)
These girls went against the norm and because of the demonstration of their faith, the law was changed to allow females Inherit land. Their boldness effected a change that will last for generations.
There is a lot to learn from the girls. They didn’t just sit down and wallow in self pity, NO! they realised they had a predicament and decided to do something about it . I’m sure some of their friends would have told them its impossible for them to inherit their fathers portion of the land; they would have tried to discourage them but the girls refused to listen to the negativity or the doubt raging within and around them. They chose to take the matter to Moses and the elders and indeed God favoured them.
Friends,I dont know what the issue may be that’s challenging you. Maybe just like the girls, your situation seems to be contrary to Gods promise. Don’t give up just yet. Bring your report before God; petition heaven and be persistent. God is able to change laws and break protocols for our sake.
You have to take a step of faith. The girls had to step out of their comfort zone In order to lay hold of that which God had planned for them.
Today, step out in faith. Believe God for that promise. It might seem impossible to you but the bible tells us that with God all things are possible and God is not a man that He should lie. lf He has said it, then He will do it. God who changed the order of things for the daughters of Zolephehad is still the same God and He can and will also do the same for you. Keep trusting and believing. Your change is on its way
Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thots on the chapter.
Have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***