Read Numbers 25:1-13
“When Phineas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he got up and left the congregation. Taking a spear in his hand, he went after the Israelite man into the tent, and pierced the two of them, the Israelite and the woman, through the belly. So the plague was stopped among the people of Israel. Nevertheless those that died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.” Numbers 25:7-13
Oh that I and everyone would take seriously the consequences of sin. Not only personally as individuals but to realize the negative effects of individual’s sin on the community. If only we took seriously the vow to hold each other accountable, to stop sin and sin’s effects. That we would allow others to hold us accountable. O that I wouldn’t ever need a Phineas in my life; but please God send one before I start plague that effects many others. O that I possess the conviction and courage to be Phineas in other’s lives. That we would prevent the plague from ever starting.