In our Numbers passage today we see the folly that comes when we fix our eyes on ourselves instead of on God.
Miriam and Aaron allow their pride and self-importance to become their focus and they experience the wrath of God.
The 10 spies allow their fear to become their focus and they pay with their lives. They convince the rest of the Israelites to give in to their fear as well and they forfeit the Promised Land and receive a 40 year sentence for themselves and their children in the dessert. Caleb and Joshua, however, keep their focus where is belongs - on God. They focus on His promises, His power, His might, His glory - and He rewards them for their faithfulness.
Our Revelation passage is so fitting because it focuses almost exclusive on Jesus - His salvation, glory, power, truth, and justice. He alone is worthy of all worship. He alone is worth of our focus.
Reminds me of the song by For King and Country
Love like I'm not scared
Give when it's not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on You
Where are your eyes fixed?
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Numbers 15-16; Revelation 20