The Lord told Moses to take a census of the new generation; out of all of them, only Joshua and Caleb were at Mt. Sinai because God promised that the rest wouldn’t go into the promised land. The point of the census was for them to know how to divide the land and how many were of fighting age. After all the plagues and God’s fury, there were almost as many of them as were at Mt. Sinai. God’s plan will succeed whether he must take some people out or not. Never think you are the only way for God to complete a task; he can use anyone. This chapter also clarifies that Korah’s children didn’t die with him when the earth opened up or by the fire that took 250 men. We also see that they redeemed their name by writing some of the psalms. In this case, we see that God protected those not associated with the sins of their father; he saved the innocent. Luckily for us, we have Jesus as our redeemer, and even though we sully our own name, we are still known by his name: Christian.
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign. Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not. Numbers 26:10-11