Day 226 - Numbers 25

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V. 1-3 Israel is preserved from the curse of King Balak, only to fall into another evil committing fornication with the women of Moab. But this led to worse association... even to idol worship. Read 1 Cor. 10:2020But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (1 Corinthians 10:20).
V. 4-5 The Lord orders a dreadful punishment on the guilty men.
V.6-end One faithful man Phinehas is jealous for God's glory and carries out swift punishment on the wickedness. For this (verses 11-13) the Lord gave a special blessing to him. This man's faithfulness saved Israel from far worse punishment. Notice how many died from the plague God sent (verse 9), and the two specially mentioned very prominent people. God is no respecter of persons, whether high or low. Nor does God allow us to forget that He hates sin, for in 1 Cor. 10:88Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. (1 Corinthians 10:8) He reminds us of this awful affair.