Numbers 12:6-8 NKJV Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. (7) Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house. (8) I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?”
If you are a child of God walking in fellowship with God, then you never have to fear what others may say about you, because God has your back. Miriam and Aaron were jealous of how God used Moses to speak to the children of Israel (Numbers 12:2). Some may find that amazing because Miriam was expressly called a prophetess (Exodus 15:20) and Aaron was a spokesman for Moses and could be regarded as ecclesiastical head of the whole nation, and being Moses’ brother and sister further giving them recognition and standing among the people. Still, although they were
both used by God, they spoke out against Moses and challenged his God given authority.
Many people would have been tempted to fear here. “What am I going to do? What am I going to say?” and think “What if they stir up a rebellion? What if they leave and start another church?” Many of the congregation had already at various times expressed spoken their fears concerning God’s provision and the leadership of Moses. It could have been a time for Moses to simply fear what others might think about him. But he did not. The Scripture doesn’t record him as saying anything at that point. In fact, the next thing Moses is recorded as doing was fervently praying for Miriam after the presence of God departed and she was left leperous.
Numbers 12:3 NKJV (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)
Numbers 12:3 holds the key to Moses strength to stand fearless in the face of the bitter, scornful verbal attack from his siblings. It says he was VERY HUMBLE. For this reason, he had nothing to fear. Instead, God asks Aaron and Miriam why they weren’t afraid to speak against Moses.
God said they should have been afraid. When we are humble and follow God we don’t have to fear the attacks of others. God will protect us. God will defend us. God will see us through.
Take a look at your attitude today. If you are walking humbly before the Lord then you have nothing to fear… no rumors, no slander, no enemies, no people. So stay humble and FEAR NOT!