They Rose Up Before Moses

Numbers 16:1-3, “Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men : And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord ?”

Korah saw that Moses had a lot on his plate. He told Moses that he was taking too much upon him. He claimed that Moses was lifting up himself above everyone. Though Korah did have a point that Moses had too much responsibility, he did not address it in the proper way. Moses was his appointed leader. He was appointed by God not himself.

How is our relationship with our spiritual leaders? Do we view them as man that try to lift themselves up to be above everyone else or do we view them as men and women of God that God has placed to rule over us? Korah did not view his leadership in the proper way. This improper view led to an improper confrontation, and the improper confrontation led to him and his people getting swallowed by the earth. Christian, how do you view your leadership today? Do you respect and obey them as God’s appointed leaders or do we butt heads with them and try our own agenda. Let’s strive to respect and follow the spiritual leaders God has placed in our life.

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