September 2nd, 2016
Do You Willingly “Toe the Line?”
Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? (Numbers 16:1-3 KJV)
Korah led a rebellious group of men and several princes to rise up in opposition to the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Korah was no longer content to fall in line behind leadership God had set in place.
This authority was not any ordinary leadership. These men were handpicked, chosen of God, to both put on the holiness of God and lead and teach others to do the same in their own lives. They were sent to bringing honor and glory to God in their own lives and introduce the truth and godliness in the lives of others.
To oppose these leaders was to stand in opposition to God himself as He had set these godly leaders in place.
There are many Korah’s at work in this world tearing apart or stepping over the authority figures God has set in place. Rebellion and pride rear its ugly head against the authority of men of God in churches, families, schools, in the workplace, and the government.
God establishes leaders and desires them to govern godly and for godly men to follow His sanctioned authority. Men naturally rebel against the authority of God unless they allow God to rightly govern their heart and mind.