As I read the book of Numbers, I see a toughness in serving God that we don't often see praised. When the Israelites were revolting (again) against God, and one of them publicly flaunted his immorality with an evil woman, a young priest named Phineas thrust a javelin through both their bodies, and in this way stopped the plague. God highly praised Phineas (Numbers 25:6-13). Could I have done it?
Jack is the teaching elder of Ironworks Pike Community Church. He is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary http://www.ciu.edu.