Mocking the Obedient
“And Moses said: ‘By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will'” (Numbers 16.28 NKJV).
God leads us to do crazy things sometimes that make no sense to the world. Whether giving financial, flying our families to another continent for mission work, offering our time and resources in an endeavor that seems fruitless and thankless or risking our own comfort and control in a sacrifice that scares us–we commit ourselves to the ridicule and judgment of others. Moses knew how it felt to walk in obedience to God only to have an entire nation–his own people–mock and ridicule him. How beautiful we must look to God when we stand firm in His Word even when the world hits us with their stones. Our actions of steadfast perseverance pronounce clearly the unwavering trust and belief we have in a mighty God. We can claim the cross with our words, but the testimony of our lives speaks even louder. Moses told the people of Israel that his actions were in agreement with God’s will, and God supernaturally proved Moses’ obedience by opening up the earth. Therefore, we don’t have to prove or explain ourselves to anyone when we are ridiculed for His namesake. If we continue clinging onto God and do everything in our natural means to follow Him, God will supernaturally pour out His glory and there won’t be any question of who’s in charge.
“The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly” (Psalm 103.6 NLT).