God Will Favor Your Case

The daughters of Zelophehad...came forward and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said, "Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among Korah's followers, who banded together against the LORD, but he died for his own sin and had no sons. Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father's relatives."
So Moses brought their case before the LORD, and the LORD said to him, "What Zelophehad's daughters are saying is right.  You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father's relatives and give their father's inheritance to them.
"Say to the Israelites, 'If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter. If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers…  This is to have the force of law for the Israelites as the LORD commanded Moses.' "  

Numbers 27:1-11.

The daughters of Zelophehad were brave, determined and wise.
According to the then-existing law of Israel, a man's inheritance could only be passed unto his surviving son. If he had no son, the property was lost to the family forever. But Zelophehad had only daughters and no son. The family was in danger of having no landed property which was rather crucial in their farming economy. The daughters approached Moses before the entire community and made their case for their father's inheritance. God made an exception and changed the law in their favor.

Increasingly, I ponder over whether we really know, understand and trust the heart of our God.
Do we really believe that God will work everything out for our good? Do we really believe that God has our best interest at heart? Do we really believe that God hears and answers our cry?
The answer is yes! God will do anything to ensure our wellbeing.

There are several things to ponder over. Let me highlight four of them:
First: Our silence in the face of injustice and unfairness can have a detrimental effect on generations to come. Scripture makes it clear that when we petition God about unrighteousness and injustice, heaven will answer. Can you imagine what unborn generations would have lost if the daughters had not sought justice? We must approach both God and earthly powers when we see injustice.

Second: God does not discriminate. Scripture tells us that God does not distinguish between Jew or Gentile (different races) or male or female. God is prepared to use anyone.
Third: We must approach God boldly and present our case clearly. God is prepared to listen.
Finally: God will favor your case. Don't write your situation off as hopeless! Open your mouth wide and God will fill it (Psalm 81:10). God is prepared to make an exception for you.
God will give you special consideration.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for encouraging my heart today and favoring my case. Amen.