Leviticus 8-10, Matthew 25:31-46 • Key Verse. Leviticus 10:3
Once again we find that people “did everything the LORD commanded” (8:36). The sad thing to
note in this situation, however, is that the commitment did not last one week.
Two of Aarons sons, Nadab and Abihu, decided to make some changes. The changes may have
been minor, at least in our eyes. What harm could there be in adjusting what they put in the
censers? There was a problem. It was not what God had commanded.
The judgment was swift and fatal. They died.
It is tempting to try to improve on Gods way. A little fire and incense mix sounded appealing,
but it was wrong. This temptation continues to plague God's people.
Another temptation is to do it our way instead of God's way. He had commanded how things
were to be done and the people had followed. But there came a point where Nadab and Abihu
decided to make a change.
Do everything God's way. Determine to live according to His Word. These chapters show His
displeasure when His people fail to live by the Book.
Commit to put God's way in front of your way today.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett