Hold the Sugar

“Our father died in the wilderness,” they said. “He was not among Korah’s followers, who rebelled against the Lord; he died because of his own sin. But he had no sons. Why should the name of our father disappear from his clan just because he had no sons? Give us property along with the rest of our relatives.” Numbers 27:3-4

Are you a sugarcoater?

You know the type.  We southern women are famous for it.  We can sugarcoat anything.  It’s considered a special gift sometimes—being able to take the most awful of circumstances or sins, and smother them with sugar until they’re sweet, lovely, even heart-warming.  As a child, my momma could sugarcoat Thursday night meatloaf to the point that it sounded like filet mignon.  But, it still tasted like Thursday night meatloaf.

I have to tell you—I don’t have the gift at all.  Sugarcoating is not my specialty.  I believe in calling a spade a spade. I like the direct approach . . . telling it like it is . . . brutal honesty.

That’s what I love about this passage of Scripture. Zelophehad’s daughters don’t sugarcoat a thing.  They acknowledge who their father was, and that he died because of his own sin.  Then, they plainly, openly, and honestly lay out their request before Moses and the other leaders.

The Bible tells us in Psalm 51:6, “But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.”

God wants us to hold the sugar.

Like Zelophehad’s daughters, He wants us to communicate honestly and directly with Him.  After all, He knows when it’s Thursday night meatloaf, and not filet mignon.

May God hear and answer your requests, as you communicate openly and honestly with Him today.

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