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Jul 3, 2017

A daily devotional walking through God's word together using The Bible Reading Plan at Our website

  1. Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
  2. Topic Introduction with headline.
  3. Scripture
    1. Leviticus 10:1-2
    2. Nadab and Abihu, two of Aaron’s sons, took censers and filled them with embers; then they put incense on top of the fire and presented it to the Eternal One. This was a strange and unauthorized fire that the Eternal did not command them. Flames erupted from before the Eternal and burned up Nadab and Abihu. They both died in the presence of the Eternal One.
  4. Devotional
    1. Many churches frown on drinking alcohol. Most think getting drunk is not a good thing to do. Where does it stem from? Scripture.
    2. Stories like this one let us know why it pays to stay sober.
      1. Noah was drunk and caused Ham to see Him naked. It let to Ham and the Canaanites being cursed.
      2. Judah sleeping with his daughter in law.
      3. Samson losing his strength
      4. Aaron’s sons losing their lives
      5. And on and on, story after story of people losing their inhibitions and common sense under the influence of alcohol and getting themselves in serious trouble
    3. God made a profound example of these two priests, Nadab and Abihu
      1. New nation
      2. New laws
      3. Monotheism in a pagan, polytheistic world
      4. They had apparently been drinking when they attempted to put incense on the alter. God did not approve of their behavior.
      5. His fire killed them instantly.
    4. God doesn’t punish immediately too often today
      1. Still the same eternally
      2. Delays His punishment as a demonstration of His grace and mercy
      3. Gives us an opportunity to repent
      4. Gives us an opportunity to come to Him for forgiveness and atonement
    5. Wrath will come at the time of His choosing
      1. His is the same yesterday, today, and forever
      2. The punishment we saw with Nadab and Abihu is the kind of punishment any of us could expect for violating God’s laws
      3. He is a holy God and doesn’t allow sin in His presence
      4. Only through the blood shed by His own son can we find forgiveness for our sins and come into His presence
    6. It pays to listen to what God has to say, don’t you think?
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  6. Bible Reading Plan - Leviticus 10-12