Friday, November 10, 2023

November 10, 2023

God is fair. As the land was divided between the heads of households in a census where only the men were numbered, a family of sisters was left with no inheritance because they had no brother to collect their portion. So, rather than being left out, they brought their case before Moses, and he enquired of God. God’s response: 

The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. Numbers 27:7

God did not thrust them aside just because they were women; he honored their father by giving them land, which also created a new rule in Israel concerning inheritance. Much of what we hear as women can sometimes make us feel as though we are second-class citizens, but that is only true in a worldly sense, but it is not God’s intention. Being coheirs with Jesus, we are one with him and have our inheritance in him. God is not harsh to those who honor him; he is fair and loving and makes no distinction between those covered by salvation in Jesus. 

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

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