3 (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)
Numbers 12:3 (NKJV)
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Numbers 12:3 (NLT) 3 (Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.)
Numbers 12:3 (NIV) 3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
Numbers 11:3 (NASB) 3 (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)
The Bible gives us an example of man who was very meek, yet a great leader of the people of Israel. His name was Moses. The Bible describes him as the most humble and meek man in the whole earth. That even though he was a man with much authority and power in the eyes of the people and of God he always walked with humility and meekness. Even when the people rebelled and came against Him, He did not respond with wrath and anger! He never defended himself against unjust accusations, He left his cause in the hands of God, his dependence was completely on God!
On this occasion, we read in Numbers 12: 1 as “Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” They both thought they had the right to criticize and come against Moses, but it was then that God intervened in favor of his servant Moses! Scripture teaches us in Numbers 12: 9-10 as Moses being meek did not respond with anger and malice but he gave it over to God, “So the anger of the Lord was aroused against them, and He departed. 10 And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper.. “
When Moses saw their condition, it tells us in Numbers 12:13 that “13 So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!”.” Moses, despite what they had done, showed meekness and mercy praying for Mary and Aaron so that they might be healed. What a great lesson of humility and meekness for us. The ability to demonstrate a meek character in the face of criticism and opposition. Only the fruit of meekness of the Holy Spirit can make us gentle and calm in the face of similar situations.
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us to be meek and patient when people murmur or speak badly about us. The most natural thing is to be able to respond with evil for evil, or even to be impulsive by doing something wicked against those people who attack us or offend us with their words and actions. Only through the work of the Holy Spirit can we be different, we can respond as His Word teaches us. Today it is possible to be meek and humble regardless of our position or place in the work of the Lord. We must always have a heart to forgive and see beyond the offense or grievance. Holy Spirit we help bring forth the fruit of meekness in our lives!
Psalms 147:6 (NKJV) 6 The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.
Psalms 76:9 (NKJV) 9 When God arose to judgment, To deliver all the oppressed of the earth.
Psalms 149:4 (NKJV) 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Matthew 5:5 (NKJV) 5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
1 Thessalonians 2:7 (NKJV) 7 But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
James 3:2 (NKJV) 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
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