“And the Lord heard it.” Numbers 12:2
Numbers 12 deals with the dissension of Aaron and Miriam against Moses. As we read the whole chapter we see that God did not have a problem with Moses. But it was Aaron and Miriam who had a problem. Numbers 12:1 tells us, “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.” The Lord’s anger aroused against Miriam and she became leprous, as white as snow (Numbers ). Miriam’s accusation against Moses affected Miriam as well as the Israelite camp (Numbers )
God never wanted anyone to accuse His servant because Moses was chosen by the Lord to lead His people to a land flowing with milk and honey. We read of Moses as “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth Numbers 12:3.
In Numbers 16 we see Korah, Dathan, Abiram and On rebel against Moses and Aaron. We see that God only spoke to Moses about His plan. That must have really provoked this group. They accuse Moses in Numbers 16:13, “that you should keep acting like a prince over us?” The result of the rebellion can be seen in Numbers 16:31,”Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.”
Rebellion can be seen during these days too. Mostly we see it in the church, when believers unite against Pastors who have really struggled to build up the church. We must know that Men of God are anointed people of God and conspiring against them will really end up in deep trouble. Let us leave them alone, for God will speak to them if anything has gone wrong in their lives. Who are we to judge Men of God? But we can do one thing which is to pray for them.
1 Samuel says, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” Let us not be rebellious against God and His anointed.