Sunday, May 7, 2023

Daily Devotion: Miriam – Pt. 1 (The Fugitive)

Bible Reading: Exodus 15:20-27

Key Verse: Verse 17 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Key Words: And Miriam 

The life of Miriam is a life of spiritual ups and downs.  In Exodus 2, as a young lady we find her obeying her mother and watching over her baby brother, Moses, as he is floating in a basket on the Nile River.

Here in Exodus 15 we find her as the sister of Aaron, singing praises to God for leading them over and through the Red Sea.

We then hear of Miriam in Numbers 12, when she is questioning Moses about his authority.  As a result of her actions, she was smitten with leprosy (Numbers 12:10).

We last read of Miriam in Numbers 20:1 where she dies in Kadesh as she wandered in the wilderness, evidently a fugitive from God, for the word Kadesh means a fugitive.

Some years ago there was a television series entitled “The Fugitive.”  The show was about a doctor who was charged with murdering his wife, and as a result he was fleeing from the law: he was a fugitive.  Each episode found the fugitive...

  • Constantly on the run,

  • Constantly living in fear of being found out,

  • Constantly in turmoil and never at peace.

            Living the life as a fugitive from God will never lead to peace, only to turmoil.  Let me ask you today, are you a fugitive – are you running from God?  If so, you’ll never have peace until you say “enough!” and stop running from God and run to Him.

What to do:
✞ Don’t run from God, but run to Him.

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