“My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.” Numbers 12:7
Numbers 12 begins with Miriam and Aaron raising their voices against Moses, criticizing and opposing the man of God. Of course, God heard it and acted immediately. God called for a meeting with the three parties involved, and He angrily rebuked Miriam and Aaron and defended Moses. In our text, the Lord referred to Moses as, “My servant.” Meditate for a moment on what might be implied in that simple phrase, “My servant.” God wanted Miriam and Aaron to know that Moses, though he would serve them in many ways, was first and foremost His servant. Like all of us, Moses would be pleased if his followers were content and agreed with his decisions. But above all, his responsibility would be to please the One who called him.
We need more leaders like Moses. We need leaders in our homes, churches, and communities whose primary ambition is to please the Lord. We are to be God pleasers, not people pleasers. We are His servants. The truth may not always be what people want to hear, but it is what we are to declare. Paul said, “But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts” (I Thessalonians 2:4). Too many men and women cower to the opinions of men instead of standing for principles and what is right.
Moses was God’s servant. We all should be able to say the same thing. We are God’s servants. Our purpose is to serve the One who loves us, suffered on the cross and died for us, and saved us by His marvelous grace. We are to live our lives as His servants. We want to do His bidding, waiting on His very commands, and joyfully fulfilling His desires. When God looks upon us, we want Him to think of us as, “My servant.”
Are you God’s servant? Are you seeking to serve Him daily? Would your family members consider you a servant of God? Our text says of Moses, “who is faithful in all mine house.” As servants, we are called to be faithful. Our faithfulness is not just to a task or a position, but our faithfulness is primarily to our Master. We are servants who are to be faithful to Christ. As servants, we will one day be judged for our faithfulness. We want to hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).