June 25, 2017
Read: Numbers 12
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Observations- Aaron and Miriam complained and were filled with resentment about Moses selecting a particular wife. What was so special about him? Did God only talk with Moses? Were they not relevant as well? God was displeased and the consequence of temporary leprosy fell upon Miriam.
Application- Sometimes natural consequences for our disobedience or bad attitude help realign us with the purposes of God. Repenting and receiving forgiveness from God won't always mean that the consequences for our behavior will be averted or even relieved, but out relationship with God will be restored. When have consequences served as a wake up call in your life?
Prayer- Lord, thank You for Your mercy- for all of the times when I have not gotten exactly what I deserved. In Your grace You are patient, but You take our sin seriously. Help me learn how to sin less as I am drawn more and more into the love of Jesus Christ. Help me not need consequences to turn back quickly to You and stay in an ongoing, life-giving, consistent conversation with You. Amen.
"Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?" (Romans 2:4),