Leviticus 10:1-7 – A SAD DAY
It was the official day of ordination for Aaron, the High Priest and his sons. In many ways it was a glorious day (See Leviticus 8-9). However, what should have been a glad day became a sad day, because of the sinful actions of Aaron’s oldest sons, Nadab and Abihu.
STRANGE FIRE – Vs. 1
Nadab and Abihu chose to offer something other than what was commanded by God.
Sometimes we think we can be creative and do our own thing and still please God. In reality, when we offer to God anything that He has not asked for, we are offering “strange fire”. I think that this a similar mistake made by Cain in Genesis 4. He offered something “strange” instead of what God required.
STRONG FORCE – Vs. 2
God in His holiness and righteous anger struck Nadab and Abihu dead.
God’s discipline is a strong force. When we experience it, we need to repent.
1 Corinthians 11:28-32, Hebrews 12:4-11
STRICT FOCUS – Vss. 3-7
Although there was a death in the family Aaron and his remaining sons were to remain focused on God. Everyone else did the mourning while they remained set apart for God’s service.