“They stood before Moses … leaders of the community, chosen in the assembly, men of renown..”
~ Numbers 16:2
Led by Korach, Moses’ leadership was challenged by a group of important people.
Why portray their prestigious stature with three different descriptions of greatness?
To emphasise that just because you’re a big-shot, it doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes. On the contrary, because you’re a big-shot your mistakes will be even bigger.
Climbing another rung on the ladder of success doesn’t increase your resistance to falling. It just makes the potential fall longer.
So as you climb higher, hold tighter.