“The daughters of Zelophehad speak what is right; you shall surely give them a possession of inheritance…”
– Numbers 27:7
When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians, he told the believers that it is “God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” When we are truly seeking the Lord Jesus first, we know we have everything that we need for the Bible tells us, “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” It is only then that we have what we ask for.
John wrote, “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” I believe it was God moving on the hearts of the daughters of Zelophehad, both to will and do for God’s good pleasure. In a masculine society, the Lord prompted these women to ask for what was fair, their rightful inheritance. And the Lord answered and provided what they asked for.
The Canaanite woman, a Gentile in Phoenicia, came crying out to Jesus for a need. She called Christ “Son of David,” His Messianic title. This name was reserved for the Jew, and she could not approach the Lord by that name. This is why we are told Jesus did not answer her. However, He did answer her when she cried out, “Lord, help me!” It is because she approached Jesus as a creature to her Creator! In-order to receive our rightful inheritance, this is the only way we can approach the Lord.
Christianity is viewed as narrow-minded because Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me.” It is quite the contrary. Every other religion is narrow-minded because it places heavy burdens, rules, and regulations on its parishioners to hopefully be a “chosen one.” Narrow is the way, yes, but not because it is not open to all, but because not all will choose it. The Bible is clear, whosoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have everlasting life! This is our promised inheritance. It is only when we ask Jesus into our hearts as Lord and Savior that we receive it!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
– John 3:16