IN FAVOR

IN FAVOR
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"Then came the daughters of Zelophehad ... and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation saying, 'Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah; but died in his own sins and had no sons. Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.' And Moses brought their case before the Lord. And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying, 'The daughters of Zelophehad speak right; thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter."
Exodus 27:1-8
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Rare was the individual who received a direct audience with Moses or Eleazar. These "high profile" men were simply too in demand of too great a congregation (the estimate is millions) to be afforded "one on one" contact.
It's fair to say, then, that Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah were "five in a million."
Employing an "entitlement" strategy, these five courageous women make their way to the top and seek out the man who wields the authority to determine both their livelihood and living arrangement. Exerting confidence and thoughtful suggestion they assert themselves as being rightly entitled to their deceased father's land share.
Moses listens, takes the matter seriously, and approaches God with it.
God is well in favor of Zelophehad's daughters and rules in favor of their request.
Zelophehad's share of land will fall to his daughters and also set a precedent in future, similar scenarios.
Industrious and courageous women, Zelophehad's daughters have now become the first women "landowners" mentioned in the Bible.
Mmmm ...
Five courageous women compel us to approach our heavenly Father in the same manner, but unlike them and to our benefit, we are given full and sufficient access into the "Holy of Holies," 24/7.
With open and forthright dependance we are to make request as "dependant, heir, and child" to our Father King, with the expectation that He will hear us and help us with our desires or with our distress, 
in time of joy or time of duress.
Assurance of His love for us and concern over our well-being allots us a special place and appointment with Him that all the men in the world haven't the power to overrule. 
This reality ought to sustain us, settle us, quiet us, comfort us, console us.
We are covered, complete, and consecrated in the Father's love, and He knows us each by name.
God the Father favors the child who employs an "entitlement strategy" based on His promises. He honors the one that desires to approach Him in a straightforward, honest way.
Enjoy your access,
Appreciate His approachability,
Praise Him for His goodness,
Engage in intimacy.
The Father's heart is good.
The Christ's love is unconditional.
The Spirit's power is made available.
Make request.
"Give me therefore, a possession, among the brethren of my Father."
Amen.

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