Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 7th: Leviticus 8-10, Hebrews 9 ~ Nathan
In chapter 8, God gives Moses commands that he is to pass on to Aaron, his brother, about preparing a sin offering. In this chapter it is mentioned five times that Moses did exactly as the Lord had told him. God gave him detailed descriptions about how to go about making themselves pure again after sinning. Aaron and his sons, who were to be the priests, were to follow these instructions to the letter, and did so at the beginning.
In chapter 9 Moses gives more instructions and says a few times that if they follow the commands of God, then the glory of the Lord will appear to them. Sounds to me like, even though there's a lot of detail to keep in mind, it very important to follow just as God instructs.
In chapter 10 we read what happens when Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu get sloppy and don't follow exactly. These boys were destroyed by fire right there on the spot.
This makes me wonder why I don't always listen to God, I need to respect and honour God more than I do and listen without questioning. I hope I won't be taken out that quickly if I sin, but I nevertheless need to honour God more by listening to Him.
In Hebrews 9:15 we read,
"so Christ brings a new agreement from God to his people. He brings this agreement so that those who are chosen by God can have the blessings God promised, blessings that last forever. This can happen only because Christ died to free people from sins committed against the commands of the first agreement."
When Jesus came and died for us, their was then a new way to be forgiven. The old law was over. At this Easter time especially we're thankful for the sacrifice He made for us.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Leviticus 11-12; Hebrews 10:1-18