“They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.”
One of the signs of envy is criticism. Sometimes, people who criticize us are actually envious of us. Moses and Aaron came under heavy criticism from Korah and two hundred and fifty princes of Israel; they accused Moses of marrying an Ethiopian woman and pride.
Pride is an accusation that is difficult to fight because of its nebulous nature. On the outside, Moses’ critics looked righteous and zealous for God, but deep down in their hearts, they were envious.
In God’s sight, Moses and Aaron were saints, blameless. Sometimes in an office environment, people can pick on all your little flaws and human frailties. Sometimes friends, colleagues, peers, the press, and class mates can criticize every single thing you do.
Don’t be worried because sometimes envy is a sign that you are blessed. Blessing births envy, envy births criticism and your critics are a badge and proof that you are blessed!
By Kakra Baiden.