The Hebrew language is very important to put the man first when the man and the woman are both mentioned.
It is always David and Bathsheba, not Bathsheba and David…that’s the normal Hebrew order, Adam and Eve, not Eve and Adam, Abraham and Sarah, etc.
Whenever the order is reversed in the Hebrew and you have the woman first it means that the woman has been dominating the man totally.
A Cushite was an Ethiopian at the time that Moses lived.
They spoke a Semitic language and they were a dark skinned people who were a very powerful black race.
Josephus records for us that she was a Cushite or an Ethiopian princess, and she was very beautiful and intelligent.
After all, the Jews were being called out of Egypt to become a client nation to God and here is their leader marrying someone who is not a part of the Jewish race.
We have the criticism of someone because they got married again.
Moses first wife was Zipporah.
And it’s a very interesting question, whose business is it?
Do you take it upon yourself to dictate God’s policy to other people?
There are two doctrines that are in view here and that apply to us, one is the Doctrine of Privacy, the other is the Doctrine of Jealousy.
Point 1. Definition and Description.
- privacy is a state of being apart from the observation and company of others.
- It is the natural right of the human race to isolation and seclusion.
- It is that principle of freedom whereby an individual of the human race has the right to retire from the company of others, remaining in seclusion from the knowledge or observation of others.
- Privacy, property, and life are the basic concepts of happiness and freedom.
The laws of divine establishment, such as freedom, marriage, family, and your patriotism, guarantee the privacy of every member of the human race so that they can exercise their freedom un-coerced.
- In addition to freedom and establishment, every believer has additional privacy from his Royal Priesthood to fulfill the principle of living his life as unto the Lord.
Point 2. The principle of privacy and the royal priesthood.
You are called a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession.
Point 3. No believer has the right to intrude into the privacy of another believer.
This is why throughout the Gospels the Lord dealt with the disciples privately, since much of what occurred was “family business.”
Mar 4:34 He was explaining everything privately to his own disciples.
MAR 9:28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
Mat 18:15 And if your brother sins (against you that is) go and reprove him in private.
Rieu translation says, “Go and have it out with him privately.”
In Joh 21:21‑22, Peter was sticking his nose into John’s business; and the Lord told him it was none of his business what happened to John.
The Phillips translation says…..”Is that your business, your business is to follow Me!”
As the K.J.’s translation puts it, 1PE 4:15 By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a busybody in other people’s affairs.
Peter had his eyes on John instead of occupation with the resurrected Christ.
Peter stuck his nose into John’s business and asked a question that was none of his business and TLJC cut him right off.
Point 4. Violation of privacy means judging others, Rom 14:4, 10.
EPH 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;
EPH 6:6 not by way of eyeservice, as men‑pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Point 5. Privacy includes the principle of live and let live,
“Eat their own bread’ is an idiom for minding your own business.
Point 6. Apostates always violate the privacy of others, 1Ti 5:13.
Point 7. Violation of privacy is similar to violations of other freedoms.
Freedom means life, privacy and property.
The principle of life is violated by murder, slavery, and tyranny.
Property is violated by stealing.
Every time you stick your nose into someone else’s business or malign them, you have violated their privacy.
This is why murder, stealing and busybodies are put in the same verse
1Pe 4:15 “By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler [which is a busybody or one who violates the privacy of others].”
Intrusion into the privacy of someone else is compared to stealing and murder.