True or False Humility


Numbers 16 As children, we played a game called follow the leader, where the followers mimic the leader’s actions. Elimination happens when you fail to comply. God calls it rebellion in Numbers 16. Korah challenged the leadership of Moses. He sought to usurp the leadership by placing himself in the “I” position. When “I” gets in the way, the ego is puffed up. “I know better!” This same scenario took place in the Garden of Eden, and men have yet to learn from that lesson.

God had already chosen, anointed, and proven that Moses was the leader, yet Korah was unsatisfied. He wanted to be the new leader of the Israelites. Gathering the Reubenites to join him, he began murmuring, which escalated into a full roar of mutiny. Sound familiar? How often do we allow others to lead us astray? Satan loves it when we grumble and better when we gather others to follow us. Jude describes the scenario. They dream and defile the flesh in their rejection of authority. They are divisive and devoid of the Spirit.

Moses, a man of humility, “fell down with his face to the ground.” Korah, a rebel, “fell when the earth opened up and swallowed him and his family.” And it was all because he failed to honor God’s anointed.

Where are you “falling” due to failure to honor God’s anointed?

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