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Numbers 12 encouragement 2

In Numbers chapter 12 Moses had taken a second wife and drew criticism from his sister and brother; Miriam and Aaron.

Last consideration we extracted some thoughts from the passage as follows;
1. Should we be so brave to stand for polygyny, let alone live it, then family might be the first to react against us. The “heat” will come from those closest to us and this can be intolerable. Lose family for truth and real love, no thanks.

2. Miriam and Aaron were not insignificant in the assembly and so our next area of tribulation might be found in our church fellowship. Praise the Lord for Biblical Families providing the means whereby we can join together in this truth because doors might close if our beliefs are found out and trust me friends, we cannot hide truth. Our views will be discovered and broadcast by fair means or foul.

3. No matter what the truth revealed to us, our response is to stand for it despite the possibilities of 1 & 2 above. We let the Lord deal with our opponents and our family. Staying to the qualities of Col.3:12-17 can be difficult when we might be labeled anything but Christian by those closest to us.

4. Since Moses; the great deliverer and prophet who anticipated our Lord, had more than one wife and was very close to God, we can safely conclude that the typical use of 1Tim.3 and Titus 1 has to be rejected. How can God insist that a deacon have “only” one wife, when Moses, so much higher in stature in the assembly of Israel, was polygynous? One of our great Bible study principles is to “compare spiritual with spiritual”. But I have found sound Bible exegesis is thrown out the window when the word polygamy hits the ears.

There is another important matter we can bring forth from Numbers 12 and it leaps off the page as a prefatory lesson for us all.
And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had taken. For he had taken a Cushite woman.
And they said, Has Jehovah indeed spoken only by Moses? Has He not also spoken b…


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Numbers 12 encouragement

I have had these thoughts on my mind and wasn’t sure where to post them. Hope they’re helpful.

Wrong side of the road.

When I was a little bitty boy with my brand new school case and my banana sandwich I entered kiddygarten with other terrified children where we were nervously seated for the first lesson.

The teacher’s objective was our safety and her lesson was entitled “How to stay alive on the road”; “you little children don’t want to get run over by a huge red bus do you???” We were terrified at the thought and so paid close attention.

By the end of that first week we knew how to look to the right and look to the left and look to the right again. We could sing it, paint it, clap it, dance it and complete the exercise successfully on the school quadrangle and even at the road side just outside the school gate; all the essentials for an Australian child to survive on the road had been seared deep into our little psyches forever. We went home more confident that our life expectancy would extend to puberty but nervously kept a watchful eye on those big red double-decker child hungry school buses.

Later in life I arrived in the wonderful US of Apple being fully aware that the wonderful people in this country rode and drove on the right hand side of the road, not the left like we do in Australia. Now, driving a vehicle has been safely achieved here for some time now but my greatest danger lies at the curbside. Can you believe it, that little ditty, those clapping and dancing and terror driven exercises have been so imbedded that I still look to the right, then the left and then the right again and promptly step out in front of a bus. You see, I am culturally predisposed to be on the wrong side of the road as an American would be in Australia.

Tradition and culture are powerful things and we take certain rules and conventions for granted but if we’re not careful they could end up costing us in the long run. They could cost us real love, a wonderful family and the thrill o…


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