Thursday, January 23, 2020

Genesis 29:1-35; Job 38:1-39:30; Matthew 15:29-16:12

The daughters of Zelophehad speak what is right; you shall surely give them a possession of inheritance among their father’s brothers, and cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them. Numbers 27:7, NKJV

Zelophehad died in the wilderness, though he had not rebelled against the Lord. He had five daughters, but no sons. Claiming God’s promises as their own, his daughters appealed their situation to Moses. They did not want their father’s name to be forgotten, nor did they want to live in Israel’s inheritance without having a part in it. God agreed. When His people speak unprejudiced words of faith, they speak right in God’s estimation. —W. A. H.

Brief life is here our portion; brief sorrow, short lived care;
The life that knows no ending, the tearless life, is there.—John Neale