This post is Day 6 in a series of studies about “Jude”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Jude – Day 6
What an experience that must have been. We can imagine that every family vowed to tell what happened that night to their children and grandchildren. They set off toward their future with great enthusiasm, and with great riches that they had received as farewell gifts from their neighbours and employers.
Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered His people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.
The last verse of Exodus 12 tells us that all the Israelites left Egypt together led by The Lord. He used Moses and Aaron as His leaders for that mammoth task.
What an experience that must have been. We can imagine that every family vowed to tell what happened that night to their children and grandchildren. They set off toward their future with great enthusiasm, and with great riches that they had received as farewell gifts from their Egyptian neighbours and employers.
Sadly some of those people rebelled during the time in the desert when God was testing their obedience and teaching them to trust Him. The problem was impatience! Frustrations can lead to rebellion, especially if we can persuade like minded people to form a group.
A group of two hundred and fifty leaders led by Korah, who was a Levite (the priestly tribe), rose up against Moses, frustrated that they hadn’t reached the land The Lord had promised them (Numbers 16:1).
Moses was a leader chosen by God who gave even the simplest instructions to him personally in the tent of meeting.
Today many people have a “tent of meeting” otherwise known as a closet or prayer room. A place where they go to pray, praise or just be silent in the presence of the Holy God they worship.
Pray for protection for your church against rebellion by any of the attendees.
Read Numbers 16. Feel Moses’ pain as he realised what was happening, and read about the drastic destructive measures that God took to destroy those who did not believe, and the “panic prayers” of Moses to save as many as he could.