We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Kelly Barcol.

 

Bible Reading:

Numbers 12:3-8

“3 Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth. 4 And suddenly the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tent of meeting.” And the three of them came out. 5 And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the tent and called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward. 6 And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. 7 Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. 8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”

Word:

In the couple verse before today’s scripture reading, Aaron and Miriam were talking about Moses behind his back. They were talking about him because his wife was different than them.

She was from a different culture, and being a Cushite woman, was more than likely darker. Think about it, Moses could have lifted up that ole’ staff of his and caused some serious damage to them. However, God says he is humble. So humble, he doesn’t take revenge in his own hands. Moses allows God to deal with them.

There’s certainly a big lesson here we can learn. We will all have people talk about us or hurt us in some way. Let’s remember to allow God to take care of others who hurt us. It’s hard to be humble when you’re hurt, but Jesus will surely shine brighter during times like this. The reality is, not only are we going to be hurt by others, we will also be the one hurting someone at some point as well. We will want them to be humble and show grace to us for sure.

 

Prayer:

God help me to be humble when I’m hurt. To allow to protect me and stand up for me. I have nothing to prove except that Jesus lives in me and I want Him to shine out at all times. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Skillwork:

Let’s be very intentional to be slow to anger and quick to let God fight our battles.

 

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