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Numbers 16:48 (Between The Living And The Dead

Some excellent heartfelt words from Beejai at The River Walk blog, aka tworiversblog.com.

THE RIVER WALK

between the living and the dead

He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague stopped. (Numbers 16:48)

Read: Numbers 16:41 – 18:32, Mark 16:1-20, Psalm 55:1-23, Proverbs 11:7

Relate: You could say it was all about leadership issues. Moses had been leading the people of Israel out of Egypt, through the desert, and into the Promised Land. He had raised up key men and leaders to share in the burden of leading and guiding the people. Some of these leaders had apparently let the power go to their heads. Three of them: Korah, Dathan, and Abiram joined together to challenge Moses’ authority. Korah gathered 250 other prominent leaders around him and confronted Moses directly. The other two led a passive-aggressive rebellion. They simply refused to show up even when specifically summoned.

Then God showed up. Through Moses all the people were commanded to get away from those who had rebelled. Just like something out of a Steven…

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