What Miriam can teach us

Moses' job certainly was not always an easy one. And at one point his sister made it even less easy. What Miriam did to Moses, and her suffering that resulted, might provide an important clue if we're seeking healing.

Miriam was healed, and that's a vital fact. But she needn't have suffered at all had she been more alert. She, along with her other brother, Aaron, lost sight of Moses' distinct role. Moses' understanding of his closeness to God gave him an unmistakable purpose. Miriam called into question this unique role.

Wasn't God speaking just as effectively to her and Aaron as He was to Moses? Of course God was close to each of His children. But the important point was that her view of Moses' calling to voice God's Word became obscured. Although Miriam suffered for this, an important lesson was learned. See Num. 12;

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July 28, 1980

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