Numbers 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.
Korah and his friends rose up against Moses and God’s plan for them. They felt like Moses thought too highly of himself. They felt like they had every right to have the same position that God had given Moses.
You know the story. Moses said, if God hasn’t called me then He will not do something very special. Let God choose between us. They went out, offered an offering to the Lord. God opened the earth and swallowed up 250 men.
Then they became a sign. They would be mentioned, remembered, and talked about when anyone would try and step forward in rebellion to God’s Word and Will for them.
Today we are not such special men as Moses was! We are all God’s servants. But God does clearly give His will through His Word.
I just never want to become a sign, something that reminds people of my stupidity. Remember the Alamo was their cry. Remember Pearl Harbor. Remember 911.
But how about remember Korah and the 250 men who rebelled against God and were swallowed up. I want to be careful to show respect to God and His work in our midst!