Bible Reading in Numbers

Posted by Matt Lane on June 19th, 2008 filed in Bible, Bible Reading

So in my Bible reading recently, I read Numbers chapter 12.  Now Numbers is probably not a book that many have read through so if you have a minute, read the chapter  now:

Numbers 12:1-16

The first thing that comes to mind when I read verses 1-4 is that the LORD is looking down from Heaven and saying “Don’t make me come down there!!!!!”.  Miriam and Aaron are coming out against Moses and God totally has his back.  Then, BAM, God comes down and calls them on the red carpet.  GET OUT HERE RIGHT NOW!!! (vrs 4)  And then verse 5…incredible…the LORD stood at the entrance.  Now for God to come down and appear to them, HOW TICKED OFF MUST HE HAVE BEEN!?!?!?!?!??  God lays them out with a big stick in verses 6-8 and then…he left.  What must have been going through their minds?  How about a big OH CRAP??!!!  The chapter ends with Miriam getting the nasty skin thing and then Moses going to bat for them.  It is such an interesting story and you would think that after chapter 11 (read verse 33), nobody would be stepping out of line.  Yet here they are, getting all stupid with God.  Yikes.

God please thump me (gently) in the head before I get stupid with you.

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