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It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know

You've heard the phrase before, "it's not what you know, it's who you know." Who hasn't? We've heard it when it comes to getting a job, getting a promotion, or getting into a certain school. And since we don't have all the answers when it comes to our lives or anyone else's life, we need to go to the person we know, God. The Lord is there whenever we want to talk. So why not just ask Him first? He is the one with all the answers in whatever form He decides to share it (or not) with us. He will tell us who to speak to, where we need to go, what we need to do, and how we are to go about getting there.

In Numbers 16, this is exactly what Moses did when Korah and his followers didn't want Moses to lead them anymore. Moses fell facedown and spoke to the Lord. Korah and the 250 men with him told Moses and Aaron that they had gone too far and they questioned Moses and Aaron asking why they set themselves above the Lord's assembly. In other words Korah and the others wanted to lead, because they didn't think Moses was worthy of the position. Moses, knowing the Lord, didn't answer them with a deep explanation. He simply said, meet in the morning at the tent of meeting and we will just let the Lord decide who He wants to run things.

In verse 28, Moses told them the next thing that was going to happen would prove what the Lord had to say about it. Moses said, "you will know that the Lord has sent me to do all these things and that it was not my idea." Then look what happened to Korah and the assembly of people who were with him, after Moses spoke to the God he knew:
31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart. 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions.33 They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!” 35 And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men..."
Don't you think had Korah and his followers knew the Lord, things would have turned out differently for them? The one thing I know is that Moses surely knew the Lord and He was with Moses all the days of his life.
Tent of Meeting was
set up outside the camp





 


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