Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. 2 “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard this. Numbers 12:1-2
The heart of a humble servant
At once the Lord said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, “Come out to the tent of meeting, all three of you. So the three of them went out. Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward, 6 he said, “Listen to my words: When there is a prophet among you I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. Numbers 12:4-7
Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses and the Lord hears their murmuring and He is greatly displeased because Moses had an excellent relationship with the Lord.
The Lord having stood at the meeting of the temple tells Miriam and Aaron of the intimate relationship that Moses has with Him to the extent of speaking to Him face to face. God questions them as to why they would speak against someone who had walked so close to Him.
After the Lord had spoken to the three of them the cloud lifted and Miriam was found to be leprous.
We see that the heart of Moses was full of grief for his beloved sister and not anger as Moses pleads with the Lord to heal her and the people. The people of Israel did not move from Hazeroth until she was healed.
Our lesson for today is that we will always have people talk against us and we cannot stop that; but our duty is to love them as Moses loved Miriam and pray for their spiritual healing.
Dear Lord I thank you for this day and may your grace give me the strength to bless those who curse me, pray for those who mistreat me Amen
Theo & Manju