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In the last edition, our discussion was on Moses and his family. He was called to a family meeting by his brother, Aaron and sister, Miriam in numbers 12:1-5. Accusation about his wife soon changed to who God talks to and God came down to settle the issue in person. Probably, some of us had family meetings as well over the festive period and ‘your case’ was mentioned – how you love the “church” too much that you even give so much money in that direction; you not marrying that unbelieving guy and age is ticking on your side (according to man); or your decision to follow Jesus and abandon some family traditions etc. We need to learn how Moses handled the matter and how God dealt with it.
What didn’t Moses do?
Moses was fantastic in human relations but he neither tried to use kind and nice words to settle the issue nor did he plead with them to be nice to him, as their brother, because that was a ‘family’ issue. But we see believers fight for family members even if they are in the wrong; mothers stand up to support the wrong doing of their children; husbands defend wives and vice versa even against God’s ordinances. It shouldn’t be so Saints! Jesus says family is anyone who does the Will of the Father. That’s how to identify your stand with regards to the body of Christ not biological or relational view.
He didn’t ask for time so he can make amends as they were more in number against him therefore they should be right. Sometimes, we judge by popularity or numeric value. That many people are saying it doesn’t certify it. Ministry requires that sometimes we stand alone. Apostle Paul was so many times in this position. He wouldn’t budge even amongst the leadership of the early church, in the face of death etc. Don’t be convinced to do wrong because it’s popular.
He didn’t appease them as his seniors – they were both older than him. This is a good manipulative tool to bend opinions/views, even if it’s not right. Apostle Paul told Timothy not to let anyone despise him because he was younger but advised him to stand approved before God and rightfully divide the word of truth; for God has not given him the spirit of fear.
So what exactly did Moses do?
Maybe if they had stopped at querying Moses marriage to an Ethiopian woman he would have defended that. But when they immediately brought God into the equation, Numbers 12:2 tells us”…..and the LORD heard it” and Moses did exactly ‘nothing’! If you find yourself in such scenario, learn to back offand allow God resolve it His ownway. Sometimes you may look like a fool to do that…but God always wins.
We will study how God deals with issues as this in our next blog. We love you!
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