Num 16:3"You have gone too far! The whole community of Israel has been set apart by the LORD, and He is with all of us. What right do you have to act as though you are greater than the rest of the LORD's people?"
Num 16:4When Moses heard what they were saying, he fell face down on the ground.
When did Moses ever act like he was greater than the rest of the Lords people? As I recall, he didn’t even want the job of delivering them from slavery in Egypt, let alone lead them through this desert. [see Exodus 3] In reality, no one was more humble than Moses. Notice how he handled their accusations!
What was the root problem of this rebellion? A three letter word will answer that question. When you get to thinking your a big somebody, and get mad at others who do not acknowledge how “big” a somebody you are…. that’s EGO! What does EGO look like??
EGO in some way or another, tries to get others to pick up our offense. EGO comes out of our pride! EGO says, “I’m the boss here!” EGO is demonic! EGO is destructive to those who want to keep it! [Read Numbers 16]
Perhaps you are at a desert crossing today. Perhaps God has given you someone to lead you through it. Maybe your thinking you don’t like the direction they are leading you… Oops… there goes my Ego!