Numbers 36: 7-9
“7 No inheritance in Israel is to pass from one tribe to another, for every Israelite shall keep the tribal inheritance of their ancestors. 8 Every daughter who inherits land in any Israelite tribe must marry someone in her father’s tribal clan, so that every Israelite will possess the inheritance of their ancestors. 9 No inheritance may pass from one tribe to another, for each Israelite tribe is to keep the land it inherits.”
God promised Abraham land, numerous descendants, a good name, and blessings and protection in a hostile environment (I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse- Genesis 12:3).
This covenant was passed to Abraham’s descendants. The promised land was divided among the tribes by Joshua, and each tribe became responsible for safeguarding its inheritance. Each day the Israelites could walk outside their doors and see the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham.
A Christian’s inheritance is not land or any worldly thing, but it is the promise of forgiveness and eternal life with God. Each day we have the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us into a deeper relationship with Him, conforming us with Christ.
May the love of Christ be with you,
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)