Tags: commandments, flesh, Moses, rebellion, Torah
Thought for the Week:
Korah's rebellion takes place in the very members of our body. According to Paul, our very flesh is opposed to the Torah. Our fleshly minds are in open rebellion to the commandments of God. (Romans 8:7) Yet in Messiah we have a new identity. We don't need to submit to our flesh. We need not join Korah and perish in his rebellion. In Messiah the flesh has been crucified with Messiah.
Numbers 16:1-3: Korach and his rebels had begun to question the legitimacy of Moses' prophetic office. Moses claimed He heard directly from God, but who was to say that it was so? How were they to know he was really sent from God?
They challenged the authority of Moses. To oppose the authority of Moses is to oppose the Torah. In the words of the Jerusalem Talmud, Korach declared, "The Torah was not given by God, Moses is not a prophet, and Aaron is not the high priest." (j.Sanhedrin 50a)
In one way or another, we believers in Yeshua have often come to the s…
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