Numbers 25:1-15 – GOD HATES SIN!
Many do not like the violence of the Old Testament.
However, God is justified to hate sin because He is a holy God.
After the ten commandments had been given there was no reason for the behavior practiced by some Israelites in Numbers 25.
CORRUPTED VALUES Vss. 1-5
Some of the people committed adultery in two ways. First, there was literally adultery with the daughters of Moab. Second, there was the Spiritual adultery of worshiping false gods. God does not want us to commit either type of adultery today. We are warned against Spiritual adultery in James 4:2-5.
COURAGEOUS VIGILANCE Vss. 6-9
While many were weeping before the tabernacle, an Israelite man and a Moabite woman headed for the man’s tent. Phinehas, the priest, noticed it, he followed and killed both people. God, who was angry with the sin, required judgment. Phinehas is remembered for standing for what was right. May we be remembered the same way.
COMPLIMENTARY VOICE Vss. 10-15
There was praise and blessing for Phinehas because he did what was right.