It happens too many times. In religion, in business, in politics somebody "thinks" they are 100% right...or do they? In this week's Torah Portion we read about Moses being 100% right and sticking with it.
Leading up to this dramatic event we've been witness to all the grumbling going on by the Children of Israel. The Jews grumbled about not having food, even though they had manna. They grumbled about a lack of water, even though G-d provided each and every time. They even grumbled about not having a leader, when Moses was absent. So they created a golden calf. And then, in last week's parsha the ultimate slap against Hashem. On the very border the people demand to send spies into Canaan to double check G-d. Their reward...wandering the wilderness.
Now we come to this. Korach rebells and takes hundreds with him. Understand Korach isn't just the "rabble". He is a learned man. A man of stature of respect. He comes from a good family. But he was also jealous. When Aaron became the Kohen Gadol the rage in Korah mounted and on this day he stands with 250 other well respected leaders and demands Moses to "share power". He starts out being "reasonable", "This is too much for you..." and ends with Moses falling on his face in prayer and despair.
In the end G-d makes the punishment very public and very amazing. The earth opens and swallows Korach and his followers and seals back again.
So, was Moses 100% correct? The answer is...yes. The lesson here is that IF we listen to what G-d tells us to do. If we listen to the truth, not our interpretation of the truth, but what Torah tells us is truth we can be 100% correct. But, that means paying very close attention and being able to discern the difference between what G-d says...and what we 'think' He says..
Have a wonderful Shabbos!