August 26, 2019
ENVY = JEALOUSLY
LOVING PEOPLE INTHE CHURCH!
Proverbs 14:30 (NIV) A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Galatians 5:26 (NIV) Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Philippians 1:15 (NIV) It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
MIRIAM & Aaron – sibling rivalry
MIRIAM = WORSIP LEADER. AARON = PRIEST (Associate Pastor)
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Exodus 12:40 (NIV) Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years.
Numbers 12:1 (NIV) Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
40 years later
Zipporah – Ethiopian. 70 rulers –
Numbers 12:2 (NIV) “Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the LORD heard this.
Numbers 12:3 (NIV) (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
Numbers 12:4 (NIV) At once the LORD said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, “Come out to the tent of meeting, all three of you.” So the three of them went out.
Numbers 12:5 (NIV) Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward,
1. Judging people
Respect for others in the church
Numbers 12:8 (NIV) With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”
WE LOVE IMPERFECT PEOPLE – WE DONT LIKE TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO!
How to handle critics…go to God