Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Imperfect Heroes (Part 16)
Miriam & Aaron
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. So they said, 'Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?' And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)
So the anger of the Lord was aroused against them...
Numbers 12:1-3, 9 (NKJV)
Miriam was the brave older sister who ran alongside her brother's basket, as it floated down the great Nile River. Next she rose to speak with Pharaoh's daughter. Aaron was the go-between middle child and first high priest of God's chosen people: an intercessor between God and them.
Even so, Miriam and Aaron erred. He made a golden calf to worship. Therein, the Lord's soon-to-be-anointed middle man was too weak to hold His ground. Later Miriam (along with Aaron) spoke against the new marriage of Moses and proposed they were just as fit to lead.
Both times, Moses pleaded with God for them, while they humbled themselves and repented. As our merciful Father likes to do, they were forgiven and reestablished. They are eternally immortalized as a superstar family for God; loving Him and supporting each other.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes series.