Moses' Personality Conflicts in Scripture. Which is true?


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Moses’ personality conflicts in scripture. Which is true?


Numbers 12:3

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)


Numbers 31:14-18

14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.

15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.



   We can actually take a look at our own selves on this. Not everyone that reads this might be looked upon as meek, and humble, but if the situation is right, can they not to become angered. The difference is righteous anger. What am I talking about? As a Christian, we should become angered at wickedness. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself follows this as well. Just look…..


Matthew 11:29

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Matthew 21:12-13
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.



   Jesus himself is described above as meek yet we then see righteous indignation due to corruption and wickedness taking place in the temple. All one has to do is to look at the context of what got Moses upset. The people of Israel had committed fornication as well as worshipping false idols with this nation. God was specific in his orders to them and they chose not to follow. Moses righteously became indignant and told them to carry out God’s orders. There is no contradiction!


In His Grace,

            Mike Harris


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