Insidious Questions Need to be Quickly Addressed
I used to think God was harsh when he plagued Miriam with leprosy after inquiring about God blessing others with his Spirit. Now that I’m older, I understand the gravity of her inquiry. It’s an insidious rhetorical question that could’ve sowed the seed of doubt and blossom into full-blown mutiny against Moses’ leadership.
“Has Yahweh spoken only through Moses? Has not Yahweh also spoken through us?”
“Did God indeed say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Her seemingly innocent question is one that is ancient and all too familiar for God. Leaders, take note.