Numbers 12:1 New International Version (NIV)
Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses
12 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
There are times people argue over minor things leaving the real issue untouched. The real issue of Miriam and Aaron was that they had a growing jealousy of Moses’ position and influence. They chose to criticize rather than face the problem and deal with their envy and pride. When you are in a disagreement, ask yourself if you are creating a diversion from the real issue. If you are being unjustly attacked, remember that your critics may be afraid to face the real problem. Ask God to help you identify the real issue and deal with it.