Numbers 16, Day 3

April 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm (Uncategorized)

Last week, I began sharing some 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 here.

Korah, Dathan and Abiram gathered up 250 respected men and revolted against Moses’ leadership.  Moses immediately falls facedown in prayer and worship before God.  Moses then proposes a test.  He says that all those who have rebelled should come and serve as priests the next day and see what happens. But the line that rocked my socks off was how he closed up this challenge/rebuke:

It is against the Lord that you and all your followers have banded together.

Moses was so confident that what he was doing, and the direction that he was leading, was from God that when criticism came, Moses knew that the criticism was against God.  Moses didn’t take it personally, like it was an attack on  him, he took it as an attack on what God was doing.

Which brings me to some introspection: Am I so completely in God’s will that I have the confidence that my critics are really critics of God?  Or have I left holes in myself that allow/invite criticism that is fairly against me?

What about you?  Are you completely in the center of God’s will for your life?

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2 Comments

  1. 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 God’s will […]

  2. Kathy said,

    There are times when I take criticism personnaly. There are some areas where I feel I’m still taking baby steps.

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