1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song For Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
The Sons of Korah who stood in all their pride in front of the Tabernacle and Moses and dared to point fingers saying, "You take too much upon yourself, you and Aaron. The whole congregation is holy and the LORD is among them." Numbers 16:1
How presumptuous, and how arrogant, and how wrong they were. The ground fell out from under them and they went into the pit, two hundred and fifty of them along with all their belongings and all their households with them. All because of pride. They wanted more than what God had set for them to do, they wanted to be priests, but were not of Aaron.
I rejoice that we live today under grace and though we are held to a higher standard, we are given so much strength to live to that standard. We are not alone, we have God with us, indwelling us so that we are not of baser things, but new creations to bring God glory. Praise His holy name, Amen.