A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers
Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people.
Day 14: Korah’s Rebellion
Korah is a distant cousin of both Moses and Aaron. Though the previous chapter records the corporate rebellion of Israel as a whole, here in Chapter 16 of Numbers, Korah serves as a “typological” example of the depth of rebellion that resides in the individual hearts of the people. The depravity that had continued to brood in Korah’s heart toward the LORD and the LORD’s authority, finally welled up within him to lead to his utter rejection of all that the LORD is doing. Similarly to the rebellion of the Garden, the text tells us that the first group of people that are affected due to Korah’s impatience is his very own family. His rebellion begins right under the hands of those within his household. He rejected the environment of the home and he put to shame the attempts of others—bringing discord into their homes.
Consider as you read the role that rebellion, bitterness, and anger play in the eroding of Christian people, families, and churches. These are all signs of hidden rebellion toward the authority and leadership of the Lord, and we need to pray against the enemies’ attacks in ourselves and others, lest they grow up and corrupt entire families and communities.
For Further Study in Scripture go to:
NUM 16, JUD 1:5-13, HEB 12:5-17
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