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Numbers 12:1-16

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

"Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house.." -Numbers 12:7

What a great vindication and approval from God himself! God vindicates Moses from the allegations and challenges against his position as God's servant. This God will vindicate those who are humble enough to depend on Him even when they are questioned by their closest allies.

Faithfulness was the key characteristic of Moses and that is what God declares about him in the midst of his accusers. It is good to note here that God expects from us faithfulness to Him and to His divine call upon our lives.

Here Miriam and Aaron were up against the authority of Moses and the accusation was levelled on him being married to a Cushite-an outsider. This was rooted in nothing but jealousy. But see how God deals with the situation- He has taken the best of Moses' character trait to counter this argument. God was approving Moses and commending his faithfulness. It is reiterated in Hebrews 3:5[NLT]: “Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later.” Will God find us faithful enough to support us against our fiercest adversary who comes with myriads of charges against us?

Faith declares our total dependence on God and all that He is to us through Jesus Christ His only Son. Faithfulness- is the fruit of the Spirit which is found in the life of all those who are led by the Spirit (Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…). Faithfulness is to be a key characteristic of a believer. Paul mostly addresses believers in his epistles as “faithful in Christ” [Ref Ephesians 1:1, Colossians 1:2 etc].

Our Father in heaven is faithful (1Cor. 1:9: God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.) Our Lord Jesus is faithful- (2Thes. 3:3: But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one) and the Spirit who is residing in us is faithful and hence we being His children, are called to be faithful!

Faithfulness should be exhibited in all things. 1 Corinthians 4: 2 says: “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” We should be faithful in all that God has entrusted into our hands-ministry, family, work, money etc. If we are faithful in the little, then God will one day entrust us with abundance in His kingdom. (Matt. 25:21 ESV) His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.')

This is the commendation we are all waiting to hear from our Lord Jesus one day when we are in His presence. To reach that state, we need to exhibit that character here upon earth. It will only be ours when we depend on Him to establish us in His ways. His Spirit who resides in us, will reveal the holy character of our Lord—the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Let us depend upon God to lead us faithfully to become His faithful servants.

Meditate on: Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. (Proverbs 3:3)

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