The daughters of Zelophehad teach us that we must: (1) Be willing to do something about it. Complaining doesn't change anything; it just makes you more miserable. With millions of people entering the Promised Land, other women were in the same predicament. But nothing changed until these five women became proactive and refused to accept the status quo. That took courage. Going before Moses was like appealing to the Supreme Court. Solutions are found when you decide to face your problems head-on and do something about them. (2) Be clear about what you want. What do you want to happen, or stop happening? When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there; you must have a clear goal in mind. These women believed they were entitled to the same blessing the male members of their family received, and they refused to settle for less. As a result, God gave it to them. And He will do the same for you. " And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galatians 6:9). (3) Refuse to be deterred by opinions, policies, and traditions. Under the law of Moses women weren't even numbered as part of the congregation (see Numbers 26). Can you imagine the shape the church would be in if we still lived by that policy today? Many times in the Scripture God altered "the norm" in response to bold faith, and changed the destiny of those individuals. And what He did for them, He will do for you.
"The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer." (Psalm 6:9)
Ever are the Lord's ears aroused to hear the pleas of His people. He is faithful to hear your cry and to answer your prayer. Take joy in the lovingkindness of the Lord and give glory to His mighty name even as He answers your pleas with peace and comfort.
Week #29 schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Leviticus 13-15
Monday: (History) 2 Kings 6-10
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 81-83
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 10
Thursday: (Prophecy) Ezekiel 25-30
Friday: (Gospels) Luke 19-20
Saturday: (Letters) Colossians 1-2