Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes, Regulative Principle

Leviticus 10 – Strange Fire

A few years ago John MacArthur offered a conference on the subject “Strange Fire“, it is still available for viewing, and gives insight into many false ideas in the church today.

And there is another short article on false teaching in this months Table Talk.

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

by Burk Parsons

Doesn’t really name names or have all that much content but does point out the problem still exists.

There is another, The Danger of False Teachers. By Greg Koukl

Today we read about the first Strange Fire offering. I’ve been looking at these verses quite a bit as I have posted about the Regulative Principle of Worship, and how even our good intentions can have terrible consequences…(remember the Golden Calf).

But I do note that reading this in the context of the previous 9 chapters makes it even more meaningful, we have just gone through all the great detail of what was commanded for the priests and the offerings and sacrifices and now we see the consequence of creating our own way to worship. so if you have not read the prior chapters maybe start there.

Lev 10:1  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.

Lev 10:2  And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

Lev 10:3  Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

Lev 10:4  And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.

Lev 10:5  So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said.

Lev 10:6  And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.

Lev 10:7  And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

Lev 10:8  And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,

Lev 10:9  Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Lev 10:10  And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

Lev 10:11  And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

Notice the similarities of that last verse, with the Great Commission that Jesus gave his disciples….

Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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