Passage: Numbers 36:1~13  

Key verse: 9

The daughters of Zelophehad had been permitted to inherit their father’s land (Nu 27). But then a new problem arose: if they married men outside their tribe, their inherited land would not belong to their father’s tribe. Instead, it would belong to their husband’s tribes. When Moses asked God what to do, God answered that no inheritance should pass from one tribe to another. Each tribe was to keep the land. God commanded the five daughters to marry men within their own tribe. Zelophehad’s daughters treasured their inheritance and surrendered their marriage to God’s will. They married men from their father’s clan and kept God’s blessing.

As heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, we have received the priceless inheritance, which is kept in heaven (Eph 1:11; 1Pe 1:4). Although we enjoy many blessings as God’s children here on earth, our true inheritance is reserved for us in heaven. And one day, we will take possession of our full inheritance. Foreseeing the glorious heavenly inheritance which awaits us, we are to endure whatever comes our way in this life. Those who truly value this glorious inheritance and retain it will be willing to sacrifice their own wants and needs for it.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving us our glorious inheritance in heaven through Jesus Christ. Help us hold on to it at any cost.

One Word: Keep the heavenly inheritance.