Today’s reading is Leviticus 9-10.
Aaron was supposed to eat the sin offering in order to bear the iniquities of the people and make atonement for them, but instead allowed it to be burned up. Moses, likely afraid that Aaron, Eleazar, and Ithamar were also going to get struck down, rebuked him. Yet, Aaron makes some statement about the events of the day meaning the Lord would not be pleased with him eating it, and Moses lets him off the hook. What is that about? I believe Aaron and Moses are figuring out what all of this sacrifice and priesthood are supposed to really demonstrate. That is, the Aaronic priesthood can’t really work. They had offered sin offerings and burnt offerings yet his two boys were judged, condemned, and executed for their sins. How can priests like these actually bear the iniquities of the people making atonement for them when they have such awful sins themselves? We need a real Savior. Praise the Lord for Jesus Christ our High Priest who really bears our iniquities, really makes atonement, and really saves.
Monday’s reading is Leviticus 11-12.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, what a powerful lesson we learn from the example of Nadab and Abihu. God’s glory matters. God is glorified when we worship Him the way He has asked without adding our own preferences. When He has commanded a certain kind of worship, changing it does not glorify Him. Certainly, this doesn’t mean any time we step out of line someone will ge struck down with heavenly fire. What it does mean is God deserves to be glorified His way no matter what. Keep that in mind as you grow up worshiping Him.
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