The world has a way of making us feel inferior. Feeling like we are not skilled enough or fast enough. The world makes us feel that we can’t catch on to that new concept like others do. The world wants to spread envy. Such is the case in reading Numbers 12. Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses for having a Cushite wife so they questions his spiritual leadership.
The Lord was furious so He came down in a pillar of a cloud at the entrance to the tent. He gathered them together to affirm Moses as leader by explaining that Moses had more authority than a prophet. He said visions are given to prophets but Moses sees me and I speak to him face to face.
The Lord’s anger burned against Miriam and Aaron and he left them. As the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin became leprous. Aaron then understood the authority of Moses so he pleaded with Moses to heal Miriam.
Envy hurts the one who is envious more than the one envied. If someone is envious and tries to put up roadblocks, remember that with God there is no need to get stressed out. He’s big enough to make up the difference and provide that extra needed to Step Ahead Each Day.
If we are on the other end of envy and are being criticized, remember that nothing can get in the way of our journey if we are going the way of God. Be thankful for Jesus who has provided victory and has made clear the virtues we need to practice every day.
Step Ahead of hate, iniquity, and other corrupting influences in life that keep us down; instead desire the authenticity, sincerity and certainty that God provides. Use technology to make a positive impact in life. Just a click away are scriptures, sermons, Christian blogs, and uplifting music. Available from any place or any time just by using a smart phone, tablet, or laptop.
We run into opposing points of view that want to criticize but today with You Lord, we come with this prayer for the humility Moses displayed in today’s passage. Let us be honest with ourselves so there is less pride in ourselves but greater pride in Your way. We are no longer distracted by what the world tells us but more focused on what You tell us. We are stepping ahead today along the journey giving You praise in song, in reading, and in our prayers. Amen.