Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Burning of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10

Leviticus 10:1-2 "And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereof, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord."

v1 -Nadab and Abihu for offering of strange fire are burnt by fire
v6-Aaron and his sons are forbidden to mourn for them
v8-The priests are forbidden wine when they are to go into the tabernacle
v12-The law of ating the holy things
v16-Aaron's excuse for transgrsing thereof

Chapter 10 is a hard chapter. Why were Nadab and Abihu burnt? The passage tells us "...took either of them his censer and put fire therein, and put incense thereof, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.

Scofield in his reference Bible mentions the strange fire. He also references Colossians 2:23 "Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship and humility and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh."

The priests job was to keep the fire burning. There was no command here to do as the brothers did. It was something they decided to do on their own. It was self will.

We have seen in previous studies that the worship procedure was set down very specifically.

The rest of the chapter gives the indication that several things had not gone properly. It was now commanded that Aaron and the priest were not to drink wine so that they could instruct the people v11.

Then Moses was looking for the goat of the sin offering and found that it had been burnt v16 and the blood was not brought in within the holy place v18.

Aaron offers his explanation as to why he did not eat the sin offering in the holy place v17 and v19.

His explanation caused Moses to be content v20.

This chapter represents the severe punishment for not following the instructions of the Lord.
Sinful man cannot approach God without the protection of the blood. It is the manifestation that the offering for sin has been made for the sins of the people.

God has made a plan. In the plan of salvation, speakers sometime try to add to or take from the simple details making it dfficult for people to come to he Lord. It is not necessary and is even dangerous.

The Lord wants people to come to Him for salvation. John 3:16

The Spirit of God through the word of God reveals to a person that they have sinned and need the Savior. Romans 5:12

The Spirit points to the Lord Jesus as the one who paid the price for personal sin. Romans 5:1-2

The sinner has but to accept Jesus as their Savior. Romans 6:9-11

Romans 5:1-2 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."

Christ is our peace offering.

Christ is our sin offering.

Proverbs 29:1 "He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy."

We live in a time of grace now. There is coming a day when the deeds of men will be judged. The debt of sin will be paid. Those who have accepted Christ have that sin debt paid. Those who do not will face the Judge of the Universe and be found guilty.

Psalm 106:24-25 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not untothe voice of the Lord. v26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:"

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