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Numbers 26 Second census of the families of Israel in the wilderness “Nevertheless the children of Korah did not die” (v. 11)
The Rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16: 1 -35) • Korah is joined by Dathan, Abiram, and On, along with 250 leading men of Israel, to challenge the leadership authority of Moses and Aaron (vv. 1 -3) • Korah’s family (Ex. 6: 16 -24 – descendant of Levi; cousin of Moses; had three sons) • Dathan, Abiriam, and On are Reubenites (Reuben was the oldest son of Jacob)
The Rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16: 1 -35) • Moses accuses them of rebellion against God (vv. 4 -15) • They were dissatisfied with God’s way and wanted to go beyond the authorized pattern
The Rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16: 1 -35) • God punishes Korah, Dathan, and Abiram by swallowing them into the earth (vv. 16 -35) • God swallows up their tents – households and goods (v. 32) • Dathan and Abiram’s families stood with them, and died (v. 27) • No mention of Korah’s family standing with him at his tent! • Later we read that “the children of Korah did not die” (26: 11) – important detail!
The Rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16: 1 -35) • Why did they “not die”? • Not standing at the tent with their father! • Most likely a conscious choice on their part – a life-changing choice at a critical time!
Lessons from the Children of Korah ü Young people can learn to make important, informed, spiritual decisions ü Doing what is right can set one in opposition to family members and friends ü Our good decisions can affect much good for future generations
Legacy of the Children of Korah • Samuel, the great judge and prophet of Israel (1 Chron. 6: 33 -37) • Singers, instrument players, doorkeepers (1 Chron. 6: 33; 15: 16 -17; 25: 1; 9: 19) • Inspired psalms from the “sons [descendants] of Korah”
Psalms of the Sons of Korah • • • Psalm 42 Psalm 43 Psalm 44 Psalm 45 Psalm 46 Psalm 47 Psalm 48 Psalm 49 Psalm 84 Psalm 85 Psalm 87 Psalm 88 • • • As the Deer Fairest Lord Jesus Ivory Palaces Revive Us Again I Know the Lord Will Make a Way for Me
Who Will YOU Follow? For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You! (Psa. 84: 10 -12 – sons of Korah)