What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Korah?
Context (Numbers 16:1-40): Korah was a Levite who assisted in the daily functions of the Tabernacle (a tent erected as a meeting place with God). Korah made the mistake of believing that because Moses was just a man and all Israelites were chosen as God’s People, that Moses was not specially chosen by God to lead. As a result, Korah recruited a large grievance committee and confronted Moses and Aaron. BIG mistake! The earth opened up and swallowed up Korah and his family and fire came from the Lord and consumed the grievance committee.
Key Life Learnings:
- Don’t let desire for what someone else has make you discontented with what you have been given (Numbers 14:1-40): How tragic that Korah could not appreciate his being a Levite and his role in representing God’s People in his service in the Tabernacle. Instead, he was jealous of Moses and misled others and gave up his life as a result. What a blessing it is to realize that each of us have been given a wonderful role to play in God’s kingdom. It may not appear as large as someone else’s, but it is just what God wants for us. Paul wrote, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, that God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”. (Ephesians 2:10)
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