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Come Boldly

“Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh, the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.” Numbers 27:1

The daughters of Zelophehad had a problem and they approached Moses with it. Their father, Zelophehad, had died and he left daughters and not sons. This was a problem because the LAW said the inheritance of the land was passed on to the sons.

Yet these five daughters did not allow this LAW to stop them from presenting their case. They approached Moses, Eleazar the Priest, all the leaders and the congregation with their complaint by the door of the tabernacle.

Moses went to God with their complaint. God’s answer to Moses was that the five daughters had a just complaint and God changed the LAW. They were able to inherit the land and that they must marry into the family of their father’s brother’s sons in order to keep the allotted land in the Tribe of Manasseh.

Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and to find grace to help in time of need.”

Don’t sit there in anger and in despair wondering what to do and how to do it. God is willing to hear out our complaints (Psalms 102:1), our frustrations (Isaiah 14:3) and our petitions (Philippians 4:6)  like he did with Zelophehad five daughters. God heard them. Did you read that they brought their complaints to all by the DOOR of the tabernacle. Who is our DOOR? Jesus Christ!