Numbers 16, Day 2

April 23, 2009 at 11:00 am (Uncategorized)

Yesterday, we talked about Moses stirring up a hornet’s nest by obeying God and having a Sabbath-breaker killed.  Little did Mo know, but the fun was just beginning.

So Moses wakes up the next day with a boat-load of trouble served up for breakfast!   Turns out that a couple of guys named Korah, Dathan and Abiram (yeah, they would probably think Billy is a weird name too!) were ticked at Moses for even suggesting that anyone in Israel might not be holy.  So they rallied a group of 250 dudes to stir up the whole congregation and start a ruckus.

Here’s the deal:  those 250 guys were well-known, respected leaders in Israel.  They were men that Israelites looked up to.  They were men people went to for advice.  They were men who people expected to be right.  They were men who were wrong.

Respected leaders can be wrong!  So, when you are seeking wise counsel, and YOU SHOULD, be sure to make sure that your wisdom, vision and purpose is deeply rooted in what God is doing through you, and not simply what ‘respected leaders’ tell you to do. (By the way, God often does speak through these leaders, and that is why they are respected!  All I am suggesting is that you make sure your decisions are God-things, not simply them-things!)

What do you think?

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2 Comments

  1. Numbers 16, Day 3 « The Kid Preacher said,

    […] things God has been teaching me through the story found in Numbers 16. (You can read those HERE and HERE.)  What I am going to share today is probably the most amazing and challenging truth God gave me […]

  2. Numbers 16, Day 4 « The Kid Preacher said,

    […] We have been talking about leadership lessons from the story found in Numbers 16. ( Day 1, 2 & 3)  Yesterday, we saw that Moses was so completely wrapped up and in the center of […]

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