2/15/2018 Leviticus Chapters 8-10
Several thoughts entered my mind as I read through these chapters. First, in Chapter 8 we realize the fulfillment of the instructions given Moses in Exodus 28:3-5 on the details of the clothing that would be used to ordain Aaron. Moses remained obedient to the Lord’s instructions.
Secondly, In Chapter 9:23 “Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.” We see the Lord’s approval at the obedience of Aaron, his sons, and the people in providing the offerings for atonement. The cloud signifying the Lord’s presence was replaced by the very glory of the Lord, Himself.
Lastly, in Leviticus 10:1-2 we see the impact of the non-obedience of Nadab and Abihu. Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. 2 So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.
Our message: Obedience and non-obedience to the Lord both have consequences.