One in Christ Jesus
Among the ancients, it was customary for the oldest son to receive an extra-large portion of the family inheritance, as well as to rise to the position of family patriarch. The Twenty-Seventh of Numbers tells us of Zelophehad, a man who had five daughters but no sons. After Zelophehad’s death, his daughters petitioned Moses for a possession among their father’s brethren. God instructed Moses to grant them such a possession and that their father’s inheritance should pass unto them. Further, the Lord issued a law making provisions for similar cases in the future. The story of ancient Israel seems an endless series of types that are anti-typed in the Christian age, and here is another: ‘…there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Written by David Hayes Prophater
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