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

Reading

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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

“But the sons of Korah did not die.”

This is a hard reading.

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

The zeal of Phineas can be a hard read. He acts fiercely and with swift violence. From God’s perspective though,

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

The census can be hard to read because it’s a list of names.

But it is a list of little stories.

“But the sons of Korah did not die.” (26:11)

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

We are like the sons of Korah.

And so how much thanks we have for Jesus, God’s authority who gives us order and is our leader, our king and lord 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, Your Son, our Saviour.

Please help us to see Him from Your word today.

Amen.

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