A Plague on Us…

Read: Numbers 16-17
Marked: Numbers 16:48, And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.

Rebellion breaks out against Moses and Aaron. But it wasn’t against them, but against God. And once again God dealt with it (V1-40). But the people weren’t done yet.

The next day they complained against Moses and Aaron and turned toward the Tabernacle of Meeting (V41-42). What their intentions were isn’t said, but the cloud of God’s presence covered it and the glory of the Lord appeared. God intended to consume the entire congregation and a plague begins.

There is a plague affecting us all; the plague of sin. We see it working in the rebellious hearts of people manifesting in self-righteousness and condemnation of God. Sin is revealed in our works: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, envy, murder, and the like (Galatians 5:19-21).

And we are as good as dead because of this plague of sin. Like Aaron did, we have a Great High Priest standing between the dead and the living offering atonement to us through His sacrifice on the cross, setting us free from the bondage of sin and droppings its plague.

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