Moses' sister Miriam damaged her life with jealousy...
As a little girl, she protected her baby brother from those who wanted to drown him (Exodus 1:6-22; Exodus 2:1-8).
As a woman in her 80's,* she danced with joyous abandon when the Lord delivered His people from Egyptian slavery by parting the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20-21).
But her final recorded act is a petty, jealous attack on humble Moses, the baby brother she'd once protected (Numbers 12:1-15).
Did you know that Miriam's story is in the Bible to teach us?
"These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us...So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!" 1 Corinthians 10:11-13
Miriam's life is a warning to keep on fighting the good fight so we can remain faithful (1 Timothy 6:12-13).
* Miriam was Moses' older sister, and Moses was 80 years old when God called him at the burning bush. Therefore, Miriam was probably in her late 80's or early 90's.
Passages about Miriam have some interesting applications to our lives. If you'd like to study this devotion check out today's Bite Size Bible Study.