Today we read Leviticus 8-10.
After the sacrifices come the divine requirements for the priests who are to offer them. Moses consecrates Aaron and his four sons to minister in the Tabernacle. Sacrifices and ceremonies take place for 7 consecutive days, after which Aaron begins his duties. The joyous inaugural week abruptly end, however, with the disobedience and death of the two of Aaron’s sons, which leads to a divine announcement of restrictions concerning the priests’ conduct.
Dedication Chapter 8: Consecration of the Priests
Duty Chapter 9: Ministry of the Priests
Disqualification Chapter 10: Restrictions on the Priests
One of the reasons God gave you the Old Testament was to provide flashing lights to warn you of dangerous situations. Others learned the hard way, but you don’t have to, if you take their painful example to heart. Nadab and Abihu met an untimely death because they took God’s holiness lightly. In a moment of proud disobedience they offered the wrong kind of fire in the wrong place and paid for that act with their lives.
Excerpt from Daily Walk Bible
Galatians 6:7 says: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap”. Many people don’t want to be obedient to God in marriage and family life. It causes pain and separation. We don’t have to learn the lesson from pain, we can learn from their painful example. Do we have anything in our life that is not obedient to God?
Day by Day with Billy Graham – Giving Back What is His
You know that the hardest thing for you to give up is your money. It represents your time, your energy, your talents, your total personality converted into currency. We usually hold on to it tenaciously, yet it is uncertain in value and we cannot take it into the next world. The Scripture teaches that we are stewards for a little while of all we earn. If we misuse it, as did the man who buried his talent, it brings upon us the severest judgment of God. The tithe is the Lord’s. If you use it for yourself, you are robbing God. We are to take the tithe as a standard, but to go beyond the tithe is an indication of our gratefulness for God’s gifts to us. In the midst of sorrow and trouble, this life has many blessings and enjoyments which have come from the hand of God. Even our capacity for love is a gift from God. We show our gratitude by giving back to Him a part of that which He has given to us.
Give me a generous heart, Father, that does not grudgingly give back to You all that is rightfully Yours. “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”
1 John 3:17 ESV