Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for Korah...

Korah the Levite

Korah is the third son of Esau, and Oholibmah, daughter of Anah was his mother.  He was a popular leader and was a very influential figure during the Exodus.  Korah was considered one of the chief men of Israel.  He was one of the first Levites appointed for special service in the Tabernacle.

Korah was a cousin of Moses, their fathers were brothers.  He was jealous of all the special attention and authority that Moses and Aaron received from God, because he was just a Levite.  Korah convinced 250 other Levites to join him in his rebellion.  They were destroyed by fire from the Lord. Korah and two others were swallowed when the earth mysteriously opened up.

During Korah's life his weaknesses and mistakes were:
-Failed to recognize the significant position God had placed him in.
-Forgot that his fight was against someone greater than Moses.
-Allowed greed to blind his common sense.

From Korah's life we can learn:
-There is sometimes a fine line between goals and greed.
-If we are discontented with what we have, we may lose it without gaining anything better.

Korah's story is told in Numbers 16:1-40.  He is also mentioned in Numbers 26:9 and Jude 1:11.

'And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to-morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.'  Numbers 16:5

until next time...nel

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