Morning Message of Motivation
Grace overcomes weakness. 10
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Aaron suffered the most severe judgment when he apparently did nothing wrong.
Moses took all the wrong actions.
Numbers 20:12 NKJV
“Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
Moses outranked Aaron, so it would be difficult for Aaron to stop him from doing wrong.
Aaron, however still had the option of registering his protest.
He could have cautioned Moses.
Instead he joined Moses in sinning against God.
All this happened, when Israel faced a severe water shortage.
The Israelites as usual were complaining and murmuring.
God told Moses to call Aaron and go and speak to a rock.
God promised to miraculously release abundant water from the rock.
Numbers 20:8 NIV
“Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”
Moses began obediently.
Numbers 20:9 KJV
“And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.”
Unfortunately when Moses saw the rebellious people, great anger rose up in him.
Anger easily leads to sin.
Ephesians 4:26 NIV
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,”
Staying angry for a long time clouds one’s judgment and diminishes one’s wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 NKJV
“Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”
Moses was so angry that he foolishly deviated from God’s instructions.
Aaron had a choice.
He could either follow the angry Moses to do evil, or he could instead caution and restrain Moses. It was Aaron’s final test.
Aaron failed again. This time Aaron’s weakness cost him greatly.
May no weakness work against you.
May God’s grace empower you to have great strength of character to overcome all trials, in Jesus’ name.