May 14, Reading 1 – Numbers 25:1-26:51


Audio, Visual

SAA Notes

Just scan this genealogical list from the viewpoint of someone in Jesus’ day. Was my family mentioned? Is our name in the list? Is you name in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Revelation 3:5, 20:15

SJA Notes

* Mighty God, our soul boasts in You, let the humble hear and be glad. May we magnify Your Name today!

“But the sons of Korah did not die.”

This passage has hard reading in it.

Israel settled in the wilderness for a time, and immediately went astray. They broke faith with the Lord in both idolatry and adultery.

The zeal of Phineas can be a hard read. He acts fiercely and with swift violence.

“… In that he was jealous among them, so that I did not consume the people of Israel in my jealousy.”

The census is a list of names with numbers.

It is a list of little stories.

“But the sons of Korah did not die.”

Hallelujah for this!

While Korah is a picture of folly and a warning against rejecting God’s authority and order and appointed leadership – Even though this, Korah’s sons were saved!

We are like the sons of Korah.

So then, how much thanks we are to have for Jesus, God’s authority, who gives us order and is our leader – our King and saviour!

“Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!” Psalm 119:12

* Gracious Lord,

Thank You for saving the sons of Korah.

Thank You for saving us.

Thank You for Jesus, You in the Person of the Son, our Saviour.

Please help us to see Jesus today from Your word.


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