Breaking The Patterns

A few days ago reading the story of the 5 ‘daughters of Zelophehad’, I picked a few interesting things. Their father had died in the wilderness as the Israelites journeyed to Canaan. They were girls so they were not eligible for land allotment in terms of patriarchal Jewish inheritance customs. These girls would have none of that.

They demanded:

“Our father died in the wilderness…but he had no sons. Why should the name of our father disappear just because he had no son…” Moses brought their case before the Lord.And the Lord replied to Moses, “The daughters of Zelophehad are correct. Give them land…; give them the property that would have been given to their father…” Numbers 27:3-6

What they did was without precedence. It was very bold. This is what faith does. It doesn’t focus on policies, laws, rules, processes, customs and precedence. It focuses on it’s goal. Rules were changed. They set a precedence!

1. Good things don’t come to those who wait
2. Faith operates above laws, customs, precedence, processes and policies
3. Rules are for those who can’t make their own

Let nobody tell you it can’t be done or has never be done. There is always a first!


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