sooooo Remember Moses? The fella that God orchestrated a life that was well - worth a script in a movie...
I've been re-reading through the bible and came up on something that I know I have read before but it just didn't have the same impact as it did this time. (I love that about the bible - everytime I read it God teaches me something new)
And another thing about God... He brings something across my path in multiple venues when He wants me to listen. I think He was using a megaphone this time. I think I came across scripture around this particular verse in about 4 different contexts!
So, Miriam and Aaron are a bit irritated with Moses for taking a Cushite woman and marrying her. So picking up in Chapter 12:1 of Numbers:
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman who he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?" and the LORD heard it, (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)
"The man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth."
This is the part that hit me. Yes, Miriam and Aaron were punished for being so mean. But Moses. God calls Moses the most humble man on earth. This is the man He had placed in a position to learn and be taught the ways of a prince. He had been like a son to the royalty in Egypt. He murdered an Egyptian in defense of a Jew. He ran away and stayed away for a long time. God brought him back and used him to bring His people out of Egypt.
He was intimate... INTIMATE with God. God spoke with Moses. INTIMATE. Oh for that intimacy. Oh for that intimacy - and yet. Don't you wonder if one of the reasons for the intimacy was this factor of his character. He was humble. Humility is a hard road to walk. Pride so easily takes precedence. Pride, that ugly independence that pushes us away from God - Pride the instigator in most arguments - Pride the opposite of Humility. And yet, humility is not being a door mat. Moses was no door mat. Moses simply thought of others more often than he did himself. More like Jesus in that way. And he thought of God most of all. I love reading about him.
There is a new quiz out on Facebook - what bible character are you? Several people are coming up as Moses'. Wonder if humility plays a factor in these testings?
"Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth." Numbers 12:3