Living on Sabbath Time: Day 28/31

Living on Sabbath Time: Day 28/31

Numbers 16:15 “Then Moses was very angry, and said to the LORD…”

      I recently heard of a rather irresponsible husband who was impressed by the fact that despite his sorry ways his wife never seemed to get mad at him.

Thinking about this on one of his extremely irresponsible days, he asked his wife how she was able to control her anger.  Her response took him by surprise when she replied, “I control my anger toward you by cleaning the toilet bowl.”   

Mystified he asked, “How does that help?”  All became clear when she replied, “I use your toothbrush.”

     I thought about this when I read today’s verse.  Moses was described as the most humble man on the earth during his lifetime (Numbers 12:3), yet he had his moments.   The events surrounding today’s bible verse is a good example.  Moses had had all he could take and he was mad…very mad.
Someday Ella Grace will have an opportunity to practice “anger management” when she discovers this picture! :)

     However, Moses had a better way of coping with his anger than the wife with the toothbrush; he took his anger to God.  Now he had some advice to the LORD about how he should handle things, but in the end, Moses left matters in God’s hands; and that is the best policy.

Let me assure you that you are going to have some “moments” this week.  You know this, but let me remind you that taking matters in your hands will most likely make matters worse.  Why not follow Moses’ example and take your anger, frustration, fear, regret and any other negative emotions to God and leave it with  him.  You focus on what you can control – yourself.

I remind you, you never get ahead by trying to get even.

Resting in Him,



  • “Sign outside an automotive repair shop: We Will Fix What Your Husband Fixed.”  _Our Daily Bread/07.28.10
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