The rebellion of Korah.
Rebellion against God.
God opened the ground and swallowed some…alive to Sheol!
He brought down fire upon others…
And a fire blazed up in their company;
The flame consumed the wicked.
They made a calf in Horeb
And worshiped a molten image.
Thus they exchanged their glory
For the image of an ox that eats grass.
You are familiar with the “golden calf” account.
How quickly they turned to “gods”.
How quickly they turned away from the Most High Who had just rescued them.
They exchanged their glory…they had glory/life given by God.
They exchanged their glory for the image of an ox.
We are warned of such.
Here is what we see today…
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing to be wise, they became fools,
and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Do not be futile.
Do not be foolish.
Do not be a fool.
Do not profess to be wise, and yet, exchange the glory of God for an image.
Do not worship creation.
Worship the Creator.