Writer: V Woods
When you are a friend of God, the dialogue, the direction is impeccable and there is the repartee after all we can acknowledge that the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of God, does indeed have a sense of humor. Hence, there is no need for an interpreter because they just might get the nuances wrong; however, with your own personal relationship you have the option of asking for clarification and correction if you do “get it wrong” and He is gracious in identifying the areas you got wrong. How does this work? “He speaks, you listen. You speak; God gives you an answer with confirmation”.
I lie not: classic case Moses, a friend of God, 3 Levites gets into a fit of jealousy because of Moses rapport with God and bring a railing accusation against him: “ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3 KJV)
Lord have mercy, talk about calling judgment upon oneself; these men couldn’t even recall when Moses was floating in the Egyptian river and the Holy Spirit was holding the bassinet steady; where were they when he was crawling in the desert seeking for a reason behind all that was happening in his life and found God and his destiny, because somehow, he knew there was better in store with his life. These folks didn’t even know what trouble they had just got into; this is what we call presumptuous believers.
You see a friend of God can do what Moses did in response, “Moses was very wroth, and said unto the Lord, “respect not thou their offering” (Numbers 16:15 KJV). But if we rationalize it, Moses was justified and he fought the fight he knew to with the weapons he had handy, what with his temper and all. Today we can thank God for Jesus who is just that closer to God and is God himself, we can quickly repent and ask for a restoration of favor and know that it is done, by His grace. This is a friend who is closer than a brother.
In reflecting on Moses friendship with God, we can ask ourselves, did God acknowledge Moses request as mentioned above? Not only does he acknowledge the request, but he is quick to act as we see, “And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment” Numbers 16:20-21. What is happening here is in today’s jargon if we feel an earthquake or some hysterically deadly traumatic event occurring, someone will call your name and say, “Run for your life!!!!”
Lord have mercy, what a friendship: can I ask you today, “who is your friend? Do you think God is your friend or is He reeeeeally your friend”? Find out; because your salvation depends on the answer.