LESSON 10 8/11/2015
MOSES MINISTRY: FROM SINAI TO KADESH BARNEA (PART 2)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 243, 244
Devotional Reading: Exodus 32:7-14
Topic For Adults: Be A Compassionate Leader
Topic For Youths: Speak No ill Of Your Leader
Topic For Intermediates: Grow To Lead Well
Scripture Lesson: Exo. 20:1-21; 32:1-16; Num. 12:1-16
Memory Verse: And God spoke all these words saying “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exo. 20:1-3) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Never Accuse A Leader Falsely
The way Aaron and Miriam spoke about Moses marrying an Ethiopian woman presented a picture of Moses taking the second wife. However, this was not the case. In Hebrew, a Cushite was usually translated Ethiopian, and Zipporah who was an Arab born in the land of Midian, perfectly fits the picture. Moses had married her before the Israelites were instructed not to marry the Gentiles in the land they were going. However, Aaron and Mirian hid under that situation to accuse Moses falsely of marrying an Ethiopian woman. But their real problem was envy against Moses’ leadership and authority occasioned by the change made in the government by the adoption of the seventy rulers (Num. 11:16). Don’t allow envy to push you run down other people.
Point of Emphasis: Don’t be a source of offence to other people.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me not to be an accuser of the brethren.