1) Nadab, and Abihu was not obedient, and did something that was not commanded by God, and died.
2) Aaron had to accept God’s will, and kept quiet about the loss of his sons.
3) Is this where the term “scapegoat “ comes from?
Nadab and Abihu offered an unauthorized fire before the Lord which he had not commanded and the fire consumed them and they died.
Arron’s sons were destroyed for disobeying God & offering up strange fire for atonement for sins.
(courtesy of Wednesday Night Bible Class) My takeaway: It’s our responsibility to be the guardians of our own hearts/minds. It won’t be easy, and it will take time; but, you can be successful at it [even with all that the world voluntarily puts on display all around you] if you’re willing to persistently put in the time and effort.
I continued my study with Numbers 3. I wondered why the tribe of Levi was set apart from the other 11 tribes of Israel, and from these first three chapters I have come to learn that it was because they were the ones to transport, erect, and protect the tabernacle. They were the non-military tribe of Israel, so they did not get a tribal allotment of land. Instead, they had to setup camp around the tabernacle–between the secular tribes and the tent of meeting–to prevent others from approaching God whenever and however they chose [and thereby bringing God’s wrath upon all 12 tribes].
So, now I see the Levites set in place in the Old Testament as the parallel to the Elders being set in place in the New Testament.
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