It is always easy to criticize those in whom we are jealous. Moses was clearly God’s man. Aaron was Moses spokesman and brother but was never the true leader of Israel. One evening, Aaron and Miriam began criticizing Moses for his choice of wife. He had not been a pure Jew, as it were. God was not having any of it! He called the three of them to a meeting. God took no time to set Aaron and Miriam straight–You will not criticize my man, Moses. Miriam was struck with Leprosy and expelled from camp. Moses pleaded Miriam’s healing, and God healed her, after allowing her to think about it for a week.
We have to watch our tongues. We are all sinners, saved by grace. When we start criticizing others, comparing their worth to ours, it rarely reflects positively on the person criticizing or the one being criticized. In addition, that behavior calls into question God’s plan and His leadership. We have to trust God to place the right people and circumstances before us, as the Lord leads us on this Amazing Journey. Ours is not to question him, but to follow God humbly and gratefully. (Scripture describes Moses as the humblest man on earth.) Vs. 3.
When we question God’s leadership, we question God. If God brings in the wrong folks, He will correct it. Meanwhile, we are to honor God’s authority. We are also to remain humble and simply live in a manner worthy of the Gospel. God Calls us to trust Him, follow him, and not spend our days criticizing God’s plan; which we simply do not understand.
God Bless You
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.
3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
4 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. 5 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.
7 But this is not true of my servant Moses;
he is faithful in all my house.
8 With him I speak face to face,
clearly and not in riddles;
he sees the form of the Lord.
Why then were you not afraid
to speak against my servant Moses?”
9 The anger of the Lord burned against them, and he left them.
10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous[a]—it became as white as snow. Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease, 11 and he said to Moses, “Please, my lord, I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.