Whose Way?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Korah thought he was right. Along with 250 “well known” colleagues, he had become dissatisfied with Moses’ leadership. From their perspective, Moses had not kept his promises. As they observed his conduct, they concluded that he had been arrogant and had abused his authority.

From today’s perspective, Korah seems to have been completely justified. Like a modern politician, he decided that it was time for a change in leadership. He felt that the whole community was holy, and that God was with all of them. Showing open defiance, he and others refused to follow Moses, feeling he was treating them like his slaves.

These men developed conclusions that made sense to them. But their understanding was incomplete. In fact, God knew that Korah wasn’t really dissatisfied with Moses or Aaron. Ultimately, this was a spiritual issue, and the problem was their attitude toward God Himself.

Korah and his rebels were defying God, not Moses. They didn’t know all the facts. Contrary to their conclusions, Moses actually had been reluctant to accept leadership of the Israelites. He was just obeying God: He was the one chosen for leadership. They forgot that they had not reached the Promised Land because of their own lack of faith.

Ultimately, all of us face moments like this. What conclusions will we draw about our lives? Who will we follow?

Knowing that these are critical decisions, Jesus called His disciples to make a total commitment to leave everything else behind and follow Him (Matthew 4:20). Others might have walked away, but they continued to follow.

In your life, remember that Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6). Follow Him. Let Him guide and lead you.