Day Forty, Numbers 16-18
In this reading, we have the story of a man named Korah, a leader of the tribe of Levi, who led a rebellion against Moses. He claimed that the entire assembly was holy, and he believed that Moses had gone too far, in setting himself up as the leader of all the Israelites. Well, needless to say, God made it abundantly clear to all the people that HE was the one who placed Moses in that position of leadership, and the rejection of His leadership would not be tolerated.
The one thing about this reading, and the rebellion that Korah led, that seemed most ridiculous to me was the fact that Korah and his men blamed Moses for their own mistake. He accuses Moses of leading them out in the desert to die, says, "You have NOT brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey..."
HELLO??? Really??? Seriously?????
Just yesterday, we read of Caleb and Joshua begging the entire assembly (which I assume included Korah and his men) to go up and take possession of the land. I'm not sure how much time had passed since this had happened, I'm sure they couldn't have forgotten already.
Or was their memory really that short.