Seize the Moment – Day 573

Humility in the Face of Hurt!

Numbers 12


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, October 11.


Have you ever experienced a deeply hurtful betrayal from someone you love and trust?


Numbers 12:6-8 reports God’s words to Miriam and Aaron when they spoke against Moses:


If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; with him I speak mouth to mouth, even openly, and not in dark sayings, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant, against Moses?”


God came to Moses’ defense not only in these words, but also in a dramatic judgement against Miriam—she was struck with leprosy! God, being moved to compassion by Moses’ prayer, healed her, but insisted that she experience a public consequence for her betrayal and sent her out of the camp for a seven-day quarantine.


Why was God lenient with Miriam and Aaron? 


I don’t think it was for their benefit, but because of Moses’ character. I say this because verse 3 makes an important comment about Moses: “(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)” This is possibly one of the most important things that can be said about a person in the Bible.


What will be remembered about you when you or your family are attacked, betrayed, or ridiculed?


Moses is remembered as the humblest person who ever lived. King David is remembered as being a person after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). Jesus described Himself as being “gentle and humble in heart” (Matthew 11:29).


All character statements!


Seize the moment and remember that it is your character that is being put on display by how you handle difficult circumstances—show the world Jesus!

God bless your day!
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