Dec 18, 2018
There’s one in every group. That individual who just can’t seem to be satisfied with the way thing are. He or she takes it upon themselves to stand up to the injustices they see taking place around them. And it’s usually because they feel slighted in some way. But if they can make it a group problem, they’ll be more effective in bringing about the changes they’re looking for. And, in Numbers 16, we have just such a situation laid out for us. It involves a man named Korah, who has decided that he doesn’t like the way things are going in the camp of Israel. As a Kohathite, he had been set aside by God to help care for the tabernacle and everything associated with it. His clan was responsible for moving the sacred objects from one camp to another. But he wanted more. He was dissatisfied with God’s organizational structure and decided to make his grievances known. He began to spread his dissatisfaction among the people of Israel, causing an unnecessary degree of animosity toward Moses. But God was unwilling to tolerate Korah’s rebellion. He knew that one bad apple could end up destroying the whole barrel.