Daily Devotion on Numbers 12:1-15
Text: Numbers 12:1-15
“Why can’t I do that too? I’m just as good as he is! I deserve that just as much as he does! I could probably do that better anyways!”
We don’t know exactly what the jealous thoughts of Aaron and Miriam were against their brother Moses. We do know that they were starting to stir up trouble by talking against Moses because of his foreign wife. But we could imagine that this was just a surface argument covering up years worth of jealousy.
Think of all the things that Moses had done! He was chosen by God himself as the leader of the people. He performed miracles. He was on Mt. Sinai alone with God for many days. He personally received the 10 Commandments. Moses even records for us that as he did all those things he remained the most humble man that ever lived (How it must have felt awkward for God to have him write those words about himself!).
All this added up to jealousy, anger, and a desire to supplant Moses’ position and power. God wasn’t having it though. He quickly humbled Aaron and Miriam and taught them a lesson in true humility.
This week our devotions and worship on Sunday focus on Christian love that shows itself in humility. Moved by Christ’s humble love for us, Christians have a unique kind of attitude: They desire to serve. They desire to help. They don’t want to be first. They don’t have to receive fame or glory.
In other words, Christians love and live just as Christ loved and lived. Aaron and Miriam being rebuked by the Lord reminds us today that such an attitude of humble love is what God truly desires.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, as you humbled yourself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross, out of love for me, so fill my heart with humble love for you. Let that love spill over in my daily life as I deal with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. I pray in your name. Amen.
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