While preparing for tomorrow's homeschool lesson, from the book of Numbers, I read something that was so needful for my heart to hear. After the people complained to Moses about water, God told him to strike the rock...We all know the story. I always drew out from this portion of scripture that it was wrong for Moses to get angry at the people. And it was. However, this was what I gleaned today,
"Because you did not trust Me enough to demonstrate My holiness..." 20:12
How often do I take matters into my own hands when it comes to my children's behavior. For Moses he obviously thought that a little anger thrown in would do the people some good. God was more than capable to demonstrate His holiness, but many times, I slip in a little anger, a little brashness to make the point loud and clear. Oh that I would learn to "trust Him enough to demonstrate His holiness" to my children.