September 1, 2020

Today you should read: Numbers 16

Korah was from the lineage of Levi and the first cousin of Moses and Aaron. In this chapter, we see how he raised up men to accuse Moses and Aaron of wrongdoing when they were innocent. Moses was told to separate from Korah and his people for He would pour out his judgment on him and what judgment it was. We’re talking about the earth swallowing them up. Have you ever seen those sinkhole videos on youtube? Imagine that happening with people and families and their belongings. But Moses troubles didn’t end there for now his own people accused Moses of killing them and grumbled against him. A plague was given to Moses’ people unless they listened to Moses’ instructions for atonement. 

Let us not make the same sinful mistakes in falsely accusing people or grumbling against others. Such sins are still worthy of death, which Jesus fulfilled Himself through His own atonement on the cross. However, Christians can be worse when grumbling or accusing people of something before having all of the facts or details. There’s a great grace for such ignorance or malicious intent but it comes with a great cost. 

By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor

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Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

2 thoughts on “September 1, 2020”

  1. Good word today Erik.

    13) Isn’t it enough that you brought us out of Egypt, a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us here in this wilderness, and that you now treat us like your subjects?

    This verse is astonishing! Israel had been held captive as slaves in Egypt for 430 years and this foolish man refers to it as the “land flowing with milk & honey”. Can you imagine how offensive this was to God? He delivered them from bondage and was leading them to the Promised Land and this sinful man has the audacity to refer to the place where they were slaves as the land flowing with milk & honey.

    Before I sound too critical of the Israelites grumbling, am I guilty of the same thing? How often do I grow impatient with God’s process and begin to complain & grumble? God’s timetable often seems slow by man’s standards. My prayer today is that I will learn to be patient and trust God’s plan and timing when I struggle to understand it.

    1. Amen Mike. It’s unbelievable they’d complain after that but like you said, we’re most likely guilty of it just as much.

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