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RockyG666 63M
1748 posts
8/3/2016 8:31 am

Last Read:
8/6/2016 2:15 pm

leviticus strange fire

i have recently finished exodus in my daily reading (1 chapter a day) and moved on to leviticus. it is a hard read, so i have taken to trying to skip through all the concise ceremonial stuff that no longer applies and read through several chapters at a crack. i am on lev: 10 today.

there are several things that are aaron and his sons duty up till then and i was trying to remember who his sons were and if they got dead by doing the wrong thing. then i finally thought that it was samuels sons who got dead for messing up, and not aarons. then in 10, aarons sons got dead. Nadab and Abihu were their names.

they god dead for using unauthorized fire in their sensors. that seemed a little harsh to me. they used them to light incense. i am sure i don't understand the whole thing correctly, but it still seemed harsh. thank god for jesus, or i wood be dead today.

RockyG666 63M
1357 posts
8/6/2016 2:15 pm

thank you. I did not mean to take it for granted as the sons did. it is a very serious thing to do as god says.

Chris4Christ 59M
118 posts
8/27/2016 1:43 am

Rocky, it sounds like we both used the same skimming practice (I'm sure others have as well) when reading through the books that pertain to the travels of Israel on it's way to the Holy Land.
Reading through the genealogies seemed begat so-and-so, etc. etc...until I started seeing the patterns of the twelve tribes in how they grew or diminished over the years of serving the Lord. It actually became interesting.

The extremely detailed instructions pertaining to the building of the temple (type of materials, dimensions, etc.), as well as sacrificial practices (type of animals, in what quantities, were to be sacrificed for specific reasons) initially left my head spinning.
But in actually studying it, what I personally gathered from all of the very specific details the Lord gave them was that He was teaching them (and me while reading it) to pay attention to all of the small details, because it reveals that everything God says or does has a purpose.
Also on display were tests of their faith in keeping those practices, even when they didn't seem to net results expedient enough for their liking, which sounds like our culture today.