Dec 19, 2018
Why is it that we can fail to recognize the hand of God in our lives, but still blame Him for everything that goes wrong in our lives? It’s so easy to miss His blessings and yet hold Him responsible for the seeming curses that come our way. And in Numbers 17-18, we will see God providing a somewhat strange visual lesson designed to put an end to the bickering of the Israelites. If you recall, in chapter 16, God dealt severely with a rebellion among the people of Israel that had instigated by a man named, Korah. He had stirred up trouble, accusing Moses and Aaron of setting themselves up as somehow more holy than everybody else. Korah claimed that every single Israelite was holy before God, and there was no reason for Moses, Aaron or the Levites to set themselves apart as any more special than anybody else. But Korah and his fellow conspirators had to pay for their attempted coup with their lives. And in chapter 17, God gives Moses instructions to ensure that there would no more questions concerning whom God had set apart as holy and as His special instruments.