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Great Women Of Bible History

The Woman Who Lost Her Song

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | July 31, 1977

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Every time we see Miriam in the Bible she speaking or singing. Sometimes her speech is for good, but when she lets sin creep into her heart, Miriam takes her eyes off of God and she loses her song.

Pastor Wiersbe shows us what we can learn from this singing prophetess.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.


Miriam was sent as a prophetess with Moses and Aaron.

Every time we see Miriam in the Bible she is using her tongue.

Three scenes of Miriam using her tongue that we can learn from.

-       Miriam using her tongue for the will of God (Exodus 2).

  • Whenever God wants to get something done he sends a baby.
  • What we say directs people’s lives.
  • Miriam protected Moses so he could be raised in his own house.

-       Miriam praises God’s work (Exodus 15).

  • She led the women in praising the Lord.
  • Praising God fights against Satan.

-       Miriam uses her tongue to criticize God’s worker (Numbers 12).

  • This chapter is of a family quarrel.
  • Moses’ wife was causing Miriam to lose stature and influence.
  • Some people cannot stand competition.
  • If a ministry comes from God, people can work together. But if it comes from man, they will not.
  • We do not need to be envious of anybody. What a person is or has is from God.
  • Don’t measure yourself by another person; you will end up sinning.
  • One person’s sin held back the progress of the whole camp.
  • Miriam took her eyes of the Lord and she slid backwards.

We are all created equal, but we are not all equal.

Don’t lose your song.

Praise changes things as much as pray changes things.

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