"Envious Swallowed Up"
“Envious Swallowed Up…”
The children of Israel were walking in rebellion.
They had believed, but that was short lived.
They complained about food.
God gave them what they wanted…to the point that they were sicken by it.
When they became envious of Moses in the camp,
And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
And engulfed the company of Abiram.
Envy drove the leadership of Israel to question the authority/leadership of Moses/Aaron.
Basically, they were saying “who put you in charge?”
God said “I did”.
The full account can be found in Numbers 16.
We would do well to read the full account.
The episode is often called the “rebellion of Korah” based upon Jude…
Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
Do not walk in rebellion of spirit.
Rejoice in where the Lord has placed you.
Do not complain.
Do not grumble against the Lord.
Do not envy, rather be thankful.