In our OT passage today we see a stark reminder of the holiness of God and that sin is not something to trifle with. As a parent, I can only imagine the devastation Aaron must have felt as he watched his sons fall under the judgment of God, and then not being allowed to publicly mourn for them.
Truly, only by God's grace and mercy is our fate any different. If we got what we deserved, if life was fair, we would receive judgment!
As we see in our NT passage, when we receive that unmerited grace, our lives will prove our faith genuine. If our actions do not do so, our false profession of faith will be revealed for what it really is and the judgment that will follow will be deserved.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Leviticus 11-12; Matthew 26:1-25