God: made a permanent solution….
Numbers 21:5-9 (KJV) “And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live”.
Once upon a time when God established Moses as His servant, a man of God who led God’s people through their wilderness experience, it was to their best interest to be mindful of what was said to Him, especially if one thought He was blessed with too much authority.
The word of God demonstrated the destruction which came upon those who spoke against the man of God; the intent being that if they said things against him, it was actually God they were kicking their heels against.
Matter of fact, in our world today, Jesus takes a lot of the bruise and punishment we ought to be taking for the liberty we take with our mouths against those God has set up as overseers for His people. It doesn’t mean we have freedom to do and say what we will against them, just allow God to be the just judge.
The same way we have to be circumspect in our language; the same goes for our leaders. Let us love in action as well as indeed.