Wednesday, 21 November 2007
I have lately been thinking a lot about Miriam. So many thoughts have rushed through my mind when I think of her....
Firstly as a little girl following her mothers instructions, following her brother downstream to see what was to become of him, then later on we meet her as a worship leader, following the Hebrews successful crossing of the Red Sea.
She was a strong woman, a natural leader. As is often the case with some folk their very strength becomes their very weakness.
This forerunner, this woman who had ascended to the highest post ever held by a woman, had surpassed her boundaries. She overestimated herself and considered herself as on the same level as her brother Moses. In her pride she undermined his authority.
Miriam was a woman at the top, an exceptional woman, when jealousy crept into her heart and she asked if Moses was indeed the leader, were the 3 of them not on the same level. (Paraphrased)
However sadly Miriam slowly shifted away from God's control in her life to self control. I believe that this took place so subtly that perhaps she did not realise the change before it was too late.
Perhaps if she had ernestly searched her heart honestly in time she would have prevented God's judgement in her life, perhaps she would not have overstepped her boundaries by overestimating herself.
Miriam was a God gifted leader who had held an inmportant position in her nation.
If we are in poitions of leadership, we may also fail. Let us learn from her mistake, let us NEVER MURMUR asgainst God given authority. Many years of faithfulness do not armour us against sin. Every day evil can threaten to overtake you if you allow it.
Draw near to the Son, look full in His wonderful face, guard your heart, above all guard your heart for out of it the issues of life flow.
Remember Jesus and I love you
Hugs and blessings