Numbers 12:10, Black and White

And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. 

//Maybe you’ve heard this story of how God strikes Miriam, the wife of Aaron, with leprosy. Ever pay attention to what she was being punished for? A few verses earlier, we read:

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. –Numbers 12:1

The distinguishing mark of an Ethiopian, of course, is the color of their skin. Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? (Jeremiah 13:23).

Miriam complained because Moses married a black woman. Her punishment, fittingly, was to be made white as snow.

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