“The daughters of Zelophehad showed up. Their father was the son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Makir son of Manasseh, belonging to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They came to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. They stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and the congregation and said, “Our father died in the wilderness. He wasn’t part of Korah’s rebel anti- God gang. He died for his own sins. And he left no sons. But why should our father’s name die out from his clan just because he had no sons? So give us an inheritance among our father’s relatives.” Moses brought their case to God . God ruled: “Zelophehad’s daughters are right. Give them land as an inheritance among their father’s relatives. Give them their father’s inheritance. “Then tell the People of Israel, If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter. If he has no daughter, give it to his brothers. If he has no brothers, give it to his father’s brothers. If his father had no brothers, give it to the nearest relative so that the inheritance stays in the family. This is the standard procedure for the People of Israel, as commanded by God through Moses.”
Numbers 27:1-11 MSG
Anytime I read this story, it baffles me.
You mean even God knew that daughters could inherit their father and He didn’t say anything to Moses or to those before him before this time?
I find it amazing that something that was a valid desire, an acceptable longing, was there for so long and no one thought it was fine to ask for it.
You mean God was waiting for them to get up and stand up for what belongs to them? Something generations before them had suffered for?
You can imagine that some female children would have been thrown into penury following their Father’s Death simply because they didn’t want to rock the boat. Some girl must have gone hungry because they needed to stay politically correct, they didn’t want anyone to label them the Rebels of the society!
But it was fine to be disinherited, it was fine to go hungry, it was fine to go begging because you had nothing, even though your father died rich?
These 5 ladies refused to follow the norm. They didn’t care what anyone thought of them. They believed the laws should change and they demanded just that.
The fact that God sees Something as being right for you does not mean you will have it.
If you don’t get up, make a move, rock some boats, you will not get things done!
So, dear Sister, what are those legitimate desires you have?
Those valid dreams, those great ideas you will like to see happen?
You need to press into God today and have them delivered to you.
It’s your right, it’s your inheritance. Even God will be delighted to hand them over!
Have a wonderful Day Sisters.
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