Korah’s Rebels Among Us

Separate Yourselves and Be Holy

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Judas (Jude), the brother of James and slave of Jesus the Anointed One warns, “Certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our Father into a license to practice immorality and deny our blessed Anointed One, our only Sovereign and Lord. I remind you that at one time our Father delivered his people, but later 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders, were appointed members of the council. They rose up and came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron. ‘The whole community is holy,’ they said, ‘every one of us. The Lord is with us!’

But our Father replied, ‘The Lord will show who belongs to me and who is holy. Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them.’

Though you already know this, I remind you that fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men. Those destroyed in Korah’s rebellion serve as a warning to us, for the spirit of Korah is among us. People eat at our love feasts, the Lord’s table, without the slightest qualm. They are blemishes among us—shepherds who feed only themselves

If our Father caused the earth to open and swallow men, women, wives, children, and little ones— sending them down to their graves alive—how will he treat those among us who act with contempt towards him? Should we not also come out from among those who, showing no fear or reverence for our Father, rally men to themselves in order to defy our Lord?

Therefore, in agreement with Judas, the brother of our Lord, and the Apostle Paul, let us, come out from these rebellious people who pervert the grace of our Father, turning it into a license to practice immorality. May we be holy as our Lord Jesus is holy.

Jude 1:4-11, Numbers 16:5, 20, 35, Corinthians 6:17, Isaiah 52:11