Read Numbers 16:41-50
II. MOSES HAD NOT EVEN BOTHERED PRAYING FOR THEM BECAUSE THE SENTENCE WAS ALREADY PASSED ON THEM VERSES 45b.
There is an important biblical truth here: Even the fervent prayer of righteous man cannot change the judgement of God once passed on our sin.
Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Psalm 46:7-8, “The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.”
Romans 6:23, 7:24, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
It was not until Christ that the plague of sin was stayed.
Think of it, where it is not stayed; the progress is as evil and rapid as ever. Thousands are dying daily.
III. NOTICE ALSO THAT IT WAS THE SACRIFICIAL LOVE OF MOSES THAT OFFERED ANOTHER REMEDY FOR THEIR SIN-THOSE WHO REBELLED AGAINST HIM VERSES 20-22, 46.
Just as the Son of God offered Himself as a remedy for our rebellion against God.
John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Luke 19:14, “But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.”
TO BE CONTINUED!