Numbers 12 continues what we might call a negative narrative. Having examined the ugliness of grumbling and ingratitude in chapter 11, we now enter another sad example of God’s people behaving badly. Here we have the record of what Allen has described as “a classic
The marvel of the gospel is that God receives us as his people despite our wilful rebellion to him. Moses highlighted the reality of this when he prayed perhaps one of the most outlandish prayers in all of Scripture: “If now I have found favour
What comes into your mind when you think of jealousy? Usually, we think of jealousy in inherently negative terms. One dictionary defines “jealousy” as “feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.” When jealousy is equated with envy
It has been well said that envy is an idol factory, which gives rise to other sins in our lives and leaves us dissatisfied and in a state of discontentment. Its destructive force extends to relationships around us. But we are never left without hope.