For more than twenty years, LearnTheBible.org has consistently provided free content from a Bible-believing perspective to our thousands of annual visitors. We do not run ads or charge for access to this wealth of Bible study materials, outlines, preaching, teaching, and so much more! Expenses to maintain our hosting, servers, etc. are provided by the generous donations of God's people. If you have been helped and blessed by LTB through the years, would you help us continue to maintain and support this growing ministry by partnering with us with a onetime or monthly gift?
To those who read, listen, and share our content, we are extremely grateful! Please continue to pray for us and "Thank You!" for 20 great years!

Door Keeper in the House of the Lord

Scripture Passage: 
Numbers 16:1-35

Introduction: Many today love to have the preeminence (3 John 1:9) like Diotrephes of old. They desire to be teachers understanding neither what they say nor whereof they affirm (1Timothy 1:7). James warns against too many desiring to be masters, not realizing that they shall receive the greater condemnation (James 3:1). Man desires a position. God takes a servant and gives him a job to do.

  1. THE GAINSAYING OF KORAH
    1. The Sons of Kohath
      1. One of the three sons of Levi (Genesis 46:11)
      2. The responsibilities of the Kohathites (Numbers 4:4-20)
    2. The complaint of Korah (Numbers 16:3)
      1. You take too much on you
      2. All the congregation is holy
      3. In other words, Korah wanted a higher position than baggage boy and thought to get it by bringing Moses and Aaron down to size
    3. The end of Korah (Numbers 16:35)
      1. Fire from the Lord (cp. Leviticus 10:1-2)
      2. The gainsaying of Korah (Jude 1:11); gainsay means to speak against (see Romans 10:21; Titus 1:9)
  2. THE SERVITUDE OF OBEDEDOM
    1. A Direct Descendent of Korah (1 Chronicles 9:19; 1 Chronicles 26:15 and 19)
    2. A Name Meaning Servant of Edom
      1. In times of blessing, Edom became the servants of Israel (2 Samuel 8:14)
      2. What could have made this man a servant of Edom?
    3. A Porter for the Service of the Ark (1 Chronicles 15:18)
    4. A Doorkeeper for the Ark of the Lord (1 Chronicles 15:24; 1 Chronicles 26:12-19)
  3. THE BLESSINGS OF THE DOORKEEPER
    1. A Doorkeeper in the House of His God (Psalm 84:11)
    2. A Keeper of the Ark of the Lord (2 Samuel 6:1-12)
    3. A Musician Playing Praises to the Lord (1 Chronicles 15:19-21)
    4. A Man Receiving the Blessings of the Lord (2 Samuel 6:11; 1 Chronicles 26:4-8)

Conclusion: Conclusion: Make your place of service a source of blessing. Remember that little is much when God is in it. He that is greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:10-12). He that is greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:10-12).

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 9:15

To call passengers who go right on their ways: