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No inheritance may pass from one tribe to another, for each Israelite tribe is to keep the land it inherits.
This was the way the Israelites did things in the Old Testament. Each tribe had to stay within its own tribe in order to marry and maintain their rightful inheritance. When a woman left her tribe to marry a young man from another tribe, she lost her inheritance because the land had to stay within the original tribe it was given to. But this law was especially meant for heiresses. In this case, the daughters of Zelophehad were forced to marry their cousins in order to preserve their inheritance.
Moses made this clear to the women when they asked him about their unique situation, and indeed he responded with the aforementioned observation. In this case, I believe we have an example of the “elasticity of the law.” God so wanted the different tribes to “Stick With Your Own,” that he made an exception with these young ladies. Even in the Old Testament, we see God’s GRACE applied. This may be a reach, but in the age of grace in which you and I are now living, it would still behoove us to “Stick With Your Own.” It certainly builds strength in our Christian walk when we do life with friends of like-minded faith. St. Paul said, “Come out from among from them, (speaking of unbelievers) and be separate,” says the Lord. The only time we don’t stick with our own is when we are actually sharing our faith with those who need Jesus.
This AM, I’m reminded of the need for strong men and women of like-minded Christian faith. May our passion be to win people to Jesus to expand your will during our lifetime. Amen.