Morals on Negotiations!
“What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father’s relatives and give their father’s inheritance to them.” Numbers 27:7
Where we go in times of crisis matters a lot, Zelophehad’s daughters never went about blathering the management or grouchy how partial their father’s case was or what an ill-fated lot happened to them in life. Instead, they took the worries to God in prayer and then went further to meet the management with wisdom.
They channeled their concern, making a just demand. Although what they demanded was not attainable at the time, God said to Moses that the daughters of Zelophehad were right. Indeed, this is a tremendous moral for us to learn in the skill of negotiation. The Lord has given us the ability to make a good deal out of any situation we encounter.
Proverbs 10:4 says, “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”
One starts to marvel at why such correctness or fairness was never executed before this time. This shows that people could be denied their rights to divine justice until they meet specific demands. We don’t usually get what we merit in life; we have to make that genuine request before getting the transformation we have always desired. If those girls or ladies had not made that demand, things would have remained unchanged. That’s why the Bible says, “you have not because you ask not.”
As believers, we ought not be immature over issues, especially when working for the right cause. Negotiation is the art of requesting what we believe ought to be ours. People may not treat you fairly; they may not give you that rightfully belongs to you, but be calm and approach the matter in a Godly and peaceful way. Remember, the Bible has instructed us to follow peace with all men (Hebrews 12:14). So, stay calm and remain blessed in Jesus’ name, Amen! Romans 14:19 says, “let us pursue what leads to peace and mutual edification.”
1. In the name of Jesus, I refuse to be denied any provision God has made for me.
2. Help me, oh Lord, to be diligent in my everyday dealings in my life in Jesus’ name.