Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | July 29, 2014


Today’s devotion comes from Numbers 16:12-40.  Here is a link to this Scripture –

I only quote the following verses.

“20 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 21 “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”  22 But they fell on their faces and said, “O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?”

23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.’”

25 Then Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders of Israel following him, 26 and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin.” 27 So they got back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram;  and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the doorway of their tents, along with their wives and their sons and their little ones.  28 Moses said, “By this you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these deeds;  for this is not my doing.  29 If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the Lord has not sent me.  30 But if the Lord brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the Lord.”

31 As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open;  32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.  33 So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol;  and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.  34 All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!”  35 Fire also came forth from the Lord and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.”  Numbers 16:20-35.


“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.”  Proverbs 13:20.

“Depart from evil and do good;  Seek peace and pursue it.”  Psalm 34:14.

“The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;  He who watches his way preserves his life.”  Proverbs 16:17.

“17 “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord.
“And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
18 “And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.”  2 Corinthians 6:17-18.


  1. Good devotion. Hang out with positive influences. It is easier to bring someone down, than to bring someone up. (Think of trying to pull someone up unto a chair your standing on vs. them being able to pull you down.)


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