No Room for Jealousy

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. So they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Num 12:1-3

So the anger of the Lord was aroused against them, and He departed. Num 12:9

Jealousy has no room in God’s kingdom. It is not a competition of preaching and teaching. There is no race to see who can build a bigger church. There is no place in His place for such things out of place.
Though it would seem that God dealt with Aaron and Miriam, He did it through visions and dreams. With Moses He dealt face to face.
His siblings became jealous and disrespected the leader’s family.

Jealousy often does that. It redirects the point of jealousy.
Sue’s best friend, Jean, meets Alice and becomes friends. Jean takes Alice to lunch. When Sue hears about it she is disappointed she was not invited and lashes out at Alice, whom she has only met once, calling her a fake and saying her marriage is on the rocks. Sue then talks about the restaurant saying the food is not very good there.
Sue is really jealous.

This sort of thing happens all the time. Perhaps you felt this way.
It should not occur in your life and it certainly has no place in church.
We should be glad and rejoice when a church has out grown their present building. Or that their VBS was overwhelmed with children.
Our response is to praise and pray for their continued blessings from God and be thankful for how God has blessed us.

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