1. Numbers: Korach

Korach was a politician. 

We are at the tail end of one of the ugliest CA primary elections in recent memory (I probably say that every election).  In the midst of a terrible economic downturn, 2 politicians spent over one hundred million dollars (one spent over 80 million alone) calling each other names and slandering each other’s character.  Because they both want to win.

Korach wanted to win.  And he wanted Moses to lose.  So he assembled a group of men to confront Moses with the intention of deposing him as the Israelite’s leader.  He was only the first of many who would use might to try to pull the rug out from under the Jews.  But Moses did not rule by might.  Moses was a spiritual leader, not a dictator.  You know the song….

not by might and not by power, but by spirit alone, we all will live in peace….

If I were a republican, I would not vote for either of the major candidates.  And if I were one of those candidates, I would have spent that money building bridges (literally), and paving roads, and buying school books.  I would have put my name on every possible benefit to society that I could afford.  I would beg and plead with people to find a way to get along and help one another during these difficult times.  I would find a way to help our current leaders to succeed for the benefit of all.

But that’s not what politicians do.  They bully and scream.  They belittle and discredit.  They call names and they stamp their feet.

Luckily, Moses was not a politician.  Korach, who was too blinded by his politics to realize that he was fighting a battle that did not exist, fought like a politician.  Moses stepped back and let the battle play itself out.  Korach was literally eaten alive.

Take a lesson politicians.  The battle is to better society for everyone.  The battle is not for you to win at the expense of others.

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