Numbers 16:1-4, 16-24, 26-34
Moses gained nothing but trial and trouble by his leadership, and yet there were traitors in the camp who would have raised a rebellion against him.
This was an appeal to God that he might himself decide who were the authorised priests and leaders.
How ready they were to intercede! How free from any trace of a revengeful spirit!
Numbers 16:23, 24, 26
If we would escape from the doom of the wicked, we must flee from their company.
Thus, by terrible things in righteousness, did the Lord uphold the power of his servants; how much more will he maintain the throne of his Son. “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.”
With humble love address the Son,
Lest he grow angry, and ye die;
His wrath will burn to worlds unknown,
If ye provoke his jealousy.
His storms shall drive you quick to hell;
He is a God, and ye but dust;
Happy the souls that know him well,
And make his grace their only trust.