Day 237 - Num. 36

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In chapter 27 we had the beginning of the story of the daughters of this man Zelophehad. Now we get the conclusion. In Israel, if a girl had no brothers, she received the inheritance of her father. She was to marry a man from her own tribe, otherwise her inheritance would go to her husband's tribe. God wanted each tribe to remain distinct. (Let us remember the lesson for ourselves. There is an "inheritance" that ought to be valued and never, never given up. There are many young believers who live the Lord Jesus and who value the "inheritance" that they have in Him. How sad to hear of believers who have made friends, and have even married someone who is kind and pleasant but who does not love the Lord and cares nothing for the heavenly inheritance. There are sorrows in this condition, and the Lord has warned us against them 2 Cor. 6:1414Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14). To the unbeliever this is just a book of "numbers", but to us who know the Lord Jesus as Savior, it is a great encouragement as we pass through this world to glory. The more we are enjoying the Lord, the more we will realize that this world is a wilderness.