Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tuesday, April 28th: Numbers 3-4, Revelation 15 ~ Nathan
In Numbers 3-4 we read about how God gave specific instructions for the Israelites, specifically the Levite's, on how to serve in the Meeting tent. These instructions were to be followed exactly. Aaron had lost two sons, who didn't pay close enough attention to what they were supposed to do.
After reading this portion of scripture, I noted that God mentions three times (3:10, 3:38 and 4:15) that anyone else who comes near the Holy Things will die. This is a severe punishment for making the mistake of not paying attention. But it also needs to be severe, so that the Israelites take seriously what God says. When it came to anything Holy, they better show full respect and be alert at all times.
This is a great reminder for me to place God above all other things and remember that He is Holy. We treat hockey players or movie stars like they're the most important people on earth with all the attention we give them, and yet God is so far above that even. I feel like I don't come close to showing God how special He is.
In Revelation 15 we read about all those who won victory over the beast, standing by the sea, and singing praise to God. What a beautiful sight that will be when the battles are over and we as Christians gain victory, standing in peace, praising God!