Today I read Numbers 12 where Miriam and Aaron complain about Moses. I have always wondered about this chapter. It states that both Aaron and Miriam complained against Moses but only Miriam was punished. The chapter states that Moses was the most meek man in all the earth. To me this indicates that Moses is not bragging that he is talking to the Lord or that the Lord has chosen him. But Miriam is still upset with him and complains to the people I think, it doesn't really specify who she complains to.
The Lord's response is quite interesting I feel. He comes down in a cloud and talks to Aaron and Miriam and states that with a normal prophet, He would speak to them in a dream or a vision. But with Moses He has spoken to him face to face and Moses has seen the similitude of the Lord. God makes it very clear that while He may have spoken to Miriam and Aaron, Moses is His chosen servant, end of discussion.
God is very displeased with Miriam and shows her what happens to those who speak ill of His anointed servants. The Lord punishes Miriam, who I guess was complaining the loudest, by making her skin leprous. When Moses asks the Lord to heal her He tells Moses that she will be healed in seven days. I imagine this gave Miriam a lot of time to think about her circumstances and her lust for power and authority, because let's be honest that's really what this was all about. If Moses was really that meek, then he wasn't bragging about it all the time, rather Miriam was jealous of Moses and wanted the authority that He had. This is why many are called but few are chosen. They can't handle the authority, which is really sad. Until tomorrow.