One of the lists in 1Chronicles 6 is “the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord” (v 31): Heman the Singer (v 33) and his two brothers, Asaph, who stood on his right (v 39), and Merari to his left (v 44). Among the names of their forefathers is Ebiasaph, son of Korah, which comes as a surprise. Korah was a rebel against Moses and God .
Korah gathered 250 leaders to stand before and challenge Moses’s right to lead the people of Israel. Long story short, since God had chosen Moses to lead, his right to lead had been established and “the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the people who belonged to Korah and all their goods” (Numbers 16:32). God ended Korah’s rebellion quickly as a warning to others (Number 26:10). Among the others were sons of Korah who did not die (Numbers 26:11) because did not stand with their father or follow his ways. Character is not determined, it is decided. Make good choices. These sons of Korah included Ebiasaph.
Among the 150 psalms recorded in the book of Psalms, eleven are written by the sons of Korah (Psalm 42, 44-49, 84, 85, 87, 88). They became leaders of worship rather than rebellion.
For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
~Psalm 84:10, a Psalm of the Sons of Korah
These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord (1Chronicles 6:31).
Heavenly Father, You seek to save, You delight in redemption, You loved me before I loved You. I was rebellious against my own Creator, wanting to make my own choices, take charge of my own life, and before I even changed, Your Son had already died for my sins. Your irresistible grace saved me. Thank You.
This world offers many passing pleasures, but there is a joy that is forever, surpassing all that the world offers. It is to be Your child, to know my God, to follow my Lord and Savior. You are my God and I delight in You.