Monday, May 8, 2023

Daily Devotion: Miriam – Pt. 2

Bible Reading: Numbers 12

Key Verse: Verse  8- And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.”

Key Words
: And Miriam ... spake against Moses

As I study the Word of God, I find it’s a dangerous thing to turn on your family.  For example, Cain turned on Abel and was cursed all the days of his life.  Joseph’s brothers turned on Joseph and went through a horrible famine.  Absalom turned on David and died hanging from an oak tree.  In our text Miriam turns on Moses and as a result, she is smitten with leprosy.

The same can be said for those who turn on their spiritual family as well.  Saul turned on David (as a result of sin) and battled with depression.  Demas turned on Paul and went back into the world.  No doubt he received the world’s reward.  Judas turned on Jesus (and no, I don’t believe Judas was saved) and he went out and hung himself.

It just appears as though to me that turning on your family is a dangerous thing.

The evidence is convincing that the better our relationships are at home, the more effective we are in our careers.  If we’re having difficulty with a loved one, that difficulty will be translated into reduced performance on the job.  In studying the millionaires in America (“U.S. News and World Report”), a picture of a “typical” millionaire is an individual who has worked eight to ten hours a day for thirty years and is still married to his or her high school or college sweetheart.  A New York executive search firm, in a study of 1,365 corporate vice-presidents, discovered that 87% were still married to their one and only spouse and that 92% were raised in two-parent families.  The evidence is overwhelming that the family is the strength and foundation of society.  Strengthen your family ties and you’ll enhance your opportunity to succeed.

What to do:
✞ Be a vessel to strengthen your family.  Turning on your family is not a wise or safe thing to do.

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