Be true in your worship.
Today’s reading: Leviticus 8-10.
Death in worship. Not something I’ve ever witnessed, and not what any of us would expect on a Sunday morning in church. Yet death took two of Aaron’s sons as they performed their worship duties, and God was responsible.
Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command. So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. Leviticus 10:1-2
Aaron, his sons, and all the priests had just finished a week preparing to serve in the tabernacle. It took that long for them to consecrate themselves, remove all traces of sin, and receive God’s anointing. As part of that preparation, they marked themselves with ram’s blood on their ear, thumb, and big toe: on their ear that they might hear God, on their thumb that they…
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