1. What unresolved situation are you facing, for which you would like “special case consideration”?
2. What do you admire about these gutsy daughters (verses 1 – 4)?
3. How does this case-law (verses 8 – 11) affect property accumulation? Social relations? Economic justice?
4. If a merciful exception to God’s law could be found for Zelophehad’s daughters, why not for Moses (verses 12 – 14)?
5. Why is equality among believers important? In what areas is equality most important to you?
6. What does equality imply today: Uniformity? Fairness? “Special case” treatment under the law?
7. What will you do to bring more equality to your work or home situation?
8. Given the importance of Moses, what problems would his death bring Israel?
Because Moses had disobeyed God (Deuteronomy 20:1 – 13), he was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. It is interesting he did get in hundreds of years after his death – while making a guest appearance with Jesus (Matthew 17:3; Mark 9:4; Luke 9:30).