Numbers 12:1-2,4
“Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t He also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard this.”

“At once the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “Come out to the tent of meeting, all three of you.” So the three of them went out.” 
The issue was not the issue. Aaron and Miriam had begun to undermine and discredit the leadership of Moses for very spiritual-sounding reasons, but the truth of the matter was that they were harboring racism within their hearts. God saw the heart of the issue, and He confronted it head-on. 
Disagreements will happen. When disagreements degrade into gossip, backstabbing, and rebellion, it reveals a deeper heart-issue happening beneath the surface of the situation. When people gossip or stab me in the back, I must respond like Moses and trust God to reveal the truth…then be bold enough to confront the issue head-on as God leads the way.
On the other hand, I must watch for gossip or backstabbing behavior in myself toward others. I may have very spiritual-sounding excuses, but this kind of ungodly behavior is a warning sign of deeper, unresolved ‘heart disease’ within me.
When I see symptoms of heart disease, I must allow God to deal with that issue in my life–painful though it may be. 
God, thank you for revealing truth and being the God of truth! Help me to seek you with humility when others hurt me, and give me wisdom to confront these situations boldly as you lead.
Help me to never allow heart disease to fester within me, and show me the warning signs in my life so that I would continue to become more like you. 

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