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Numbers 12:3 Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.

Bible words do not mean the same thing today as when they were used in King James’ time; ‘meek’ means not asserting oneself, in this case towards God.

Arrogance is taking upon yourself authority you do not have

There are people today, and American Individualism makes this all this common, who bark orders at God and then show disappointment when He doesn’t hove to. I’ve heard men in church say that when they get to heaven they’ll sit Paul down and want some answers to some questions.

My guess is that eternity will be half over before they get into see him, if then. Demanding your way is the first step to isolation from God and His purposes.

Meek, in contrast, is presenting yourself to God and saying, as Mary did, “do to me according to your will,” a complete submission of your will to God’s We say this is the Lord’s prayer and then forget what we said. “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.”

Well yes, and that is the goal of the believer; the will of God on earth would be when the kingdom shows up in real time. Moses was the right person to demonstrate this attitude. Moses had exerted his self-will to the point of killing someone who disagreed with him. That sounds like media and newspapers trying to kill President Trump with words doesn’t it.

Trouble is a call to seek God

Sudden illness, legal troubles, an accident, a job loss, even a hurricane interrupts our lives and the shifting sand we’ve been walking on is exposed. That is the time to take hat in hand and seek God. Moses learned to do it without suffering a loss first. Good advice for anyone in the modern world.

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