- The exodus generation, delivered from slavery in Egypt, was destroyed because of sin and unbelief and failed to possess the Promised Land (Jude 5, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-12).
- Balaam, the sorcerer who prophesied out of greed and not out of obedience to God’s command, was later killed (Jude 11, Numbers 22-24, Joshua 13:22).
- Korah, the priest, greedy for power, rebelled against God’s appointed leader, Moses. The earth opened up and swallowed him alive (Jude 11, Numbers 16:1-35).
“Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen (Jews), but God's kindness to you (Gentiles), provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off” (Romans 11:22).