Jesus was confronted with the same type of accusation that Korah and the 250 men confronted Moses with. Matthew 21:23 says, “Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?"
It is up to every one of us to be able to recognize who someone is and what God has authorized them to do. Moses wasn’t just any leader; he was authorized by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt to the Promised Land. Assuming a position is unwise and will lead to a fall. It is best to do what the Lord Jesus said and take the lowest place and allow Him to exalt you in due time.
God caused Aaron’s rod to blossom to show that He had called him as priest. A (dead) rod blossoming is a type or picture of resurrection. One reason Jesus Christ was raised from the dead was to show the world He is the Anointed One of God and He is God’s Son. Someone might say that He didn’t really rise from the dead, but He had many witnesses that spent their life proclaiming it. If they didn’t witness Him resurrected why would they spend their life to testify of it? If it was not true and is was possible to get a large number of people to spend their life testifying about a man’s resurrection, would they die for their testimony also? Many people died because they testified that they saw Him die and saw Him after He was raised from the dead. God gave enough proof of who Jesus is even in history, but in His mercy He continues to do the miraculous to awaken people’s hearts today.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan