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February 10

Pastor’s Note

The account of Nadab and Abihu, like the New Testament account of Ananias and Sapphira, should be an ample reminder that if God were not gracious we would be dead and judged a million times over. Thank God for his mercy, and may his kindness not only lead us to repentance, but may it also lead us to live circumspect lives.

— Pastor Mike

Leviticus 10-12

The Death of Nadab and Abihu

10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized [1] fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the LordThen Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord has said, ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace.

And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near; carry your brothers away from the front of the sanctuary and out of the camp.” So they came near and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said. And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, “Do not let the hair of your heads hang loose, and do not tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning that the Lord has kindled. And do not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

And the Lord spoke to Aaron, saying, “Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. 10 You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, 11 and you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the Lord has spoken to them by Moses.”

12 Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his surviving sons: “Take the grain offering that is left of the Lord‘s food offerings, and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy. 13 You shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons’ due, from the Lord‘s food offerings, for so I am commanded. 14 But the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed you shall eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you, for they are given as your due and your sons’ due from the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the people of Israel. 15 The thigh that is contributed and the breast that is waved they shall bring with the food offerings of the fat pieces to wave for a wave offering before the Lord, and it shall be yours and your sons’ with you as a due forever, as the Lord has commanded.”

16 Now Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and behold, it was burned up! And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the surviving sons of Aaron, saying, 17 “Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is a thing most holy and has been given to you that you may bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord18 Behold, its blood was not brought into the inner part of the sanctuary. You certainly ought to have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.” 19 And Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, and yet such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would the Lord have approved?” 20 And when Moses heard that, he approved.

Clean and Unclean Animals

11:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

“These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. 10 But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. 11 You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. 12 Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is detestable to you.

13 “And these you shall detest among the birds; [2] they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, [3] the bearded vulture, the black vulture, 14 the kite, the falcon of any kind, 15 every raven of any kind, 16 the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl, 18 the barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture, 19 the stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

20 “All winged insects that go on all fours are detestable to you. 21 Yet among the winged insects that go on all fours you may eat those that have jointed legs above their feet, with which to hop on the ground. 22 Of them you may eat: the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind. 23 But all other winged insects that have four feet are detestable to you.

24 “And by these you shall become unclean. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 25 and whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26 Every animal that parts the hoof but is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean. 27 And all that walk on their paws, among the animals that go on all fours, are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 28 and he who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean to you.

29 “And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind, 30 the gecko, the monitor lizard, the lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon. 31 These are unclean to you among all that swarm. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 32 And anything on which any of them falls when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is an article of wood or a garment or a skin or a sack, any article that is used for any purpose. It must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; then it shall be clean. 33 And if any of them falls into any earthenware vessel, all that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it. 34 Any food in it that could be eaten, on which water comes, shall be unclean. And all drink that could be drunk from every such vessel shall be unclean. 35 And everything on which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean. Whether oven or stove, it shall be broken in pieces. They are unclean and shall remain unclean for you. 36 Nevertheless, a spring or a cistern holding water shall be clean, but whoever touches a carcass in them shall be unclean. 37 And if any part of their carcass falls upon any seed grain that is to be sown, it is clean, 38 but if water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

39 “And if any animal which you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 40 and whoever eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. And whoever carries the carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.

41 “Every swarming thing that swarms on the ground is detestable; it shall not be eaten. 42 Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, any swarming thing that swarms on the ground, you shall not eat, for they are detestable. 43 You shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarms, and you shall not defile yourselves with them, and become unclean through them. 44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. 45 For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”

46 This is the law about beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms on the ground, 47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

Purification After Childbirth

12:1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean. And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. Then she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her purifying. She shall not touch anything holy, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed. But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her menstruation. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying for sixty-six days.

“‘And when the days of her purifying are completed, whether for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting a lamb a year old for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering, and he shall offer it before the Lord and make atonement for her. Then she shall be clean from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who bears a child, either male or female. And if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons, [4] one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.’”

Matthew 26:1-19

The Plot to Kill Jesus

26:1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, [5] a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Judas to Betray Jesus

14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

The Passover with the Disciples

17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.

Footnotes

[1] 10:1 Or strange
[2] 11:13 Or things that fly; compare Genesis 1:20
[3] 11:13 The identity of many of these birds is uncertain
[4] 12:8 Septuagint two young pigeons
[5] 26:6 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13

  • Alyssa Cuccia

    “‘What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.” Matthew 26:15

    Judas so idolized money that he was willing to be paid a small sum in order to grow just a little bit richer. John MacArthur notes in his study Bible that this price was merely “the price of a slave” (as seen in Exodus 21:32) and yet this was the price given that resulted in Jesus’ morbid death on the cross. Lately I have been thinking about how little we often exchange God for because we foolishly think that other things will satisfy. Judas gave up his Lord because he thought that money would satisfy him, but it ultimately leads to his hanging of himself shortly after (Matthew 27). This mindset always causes me of think of Jeremiah 2:13 when the Lord says, “for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Judas forsook Jesus by hewing out the cistern of riches, which he shortly found held no water and led to his destruction. He forsook the only cistern that has no cracks or leaks or holes and could have offered Him complete satisfaction and riches beyond his wildest dreams–Jesus Christ. May we turn away from whatever broken cistern tempts us today and instead run to our “fountain of living waters.” Thank you, Jesus. You are my fountain of living water and in you I am satisfied.

    • CheriClark

      Good words to ponder.

  • Beth Metcalf

    But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. Matt.26:10 (Followers of Christ, Lets check our hearts, are we doing things for Jesus truly to love Jesus? or ourselves?)

    • CheriClark

      Good question to ponder.

  • Anne Ventura

    Lev. 10:2

    2 And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.

    Heb. 10:27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

    Lord, you took the fire of fury from me. May I daily be worthy of your sacrifice.

    Matthew 26:12

    12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

    Lord, may I give to you always-pure worship. Worship that gives my entire self. Everything I have is yours. You have paid it all, and all to you I owe.

    • CheriClark

      Oh yes – pure worship. I like that phrase.

  • kirk

    6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.

    Simon the leper was healed by Jesus and was enjoying fellowship with him, today we must be healed of our sin problem to have fellowship with Christ and he (Jesus) is the only cure for our deadly sin

    doing or thinking something what we may think is good may distract us from doing what is best! When we take our eyes off of Christ and focus on anything else we are now open to be deceived, by the world, the enemy, and our sick deceitful hearts, just like the disciples here in this seen with Christ, it seems they were focused on the money (probably influenced by Judas) and not what was best!

    God help me to be focused on Christ and to have the wisdom and discernment to do what is best, God have mercy on me!

    Thank You Christ Jesus
    Maranatha

    • CheriClark

      Yes, let our focus be Jesus.

  • Aaron Vorell

    Leviticus 11
    It’s amazing to think of this chapter and its commands from Gods perspective. He created all these animals, insects and fish. God isn’t ranking His creation, when he was finished creating all these clean and unclean “it was good”. God knows the animals, insects and fish that should be eaten and those that should be avoided. Health, prevention of disease, ecological balance, national identity and most importantly holiness (a people that were separate and distinct to the Lord) were all important factors to these commands. I’m reminded that though some of Gods commands may not make sense to me or their importance may not seem immediately evident God is supremely wise and good and I should obey trustingly rather than wait until I’m “convinced”.

    “9And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. ”
    What a powerful image of misplaced worth! “Why this waste?” How many times have I thought this, mistakenly assuming it was a waste to give up something or forgoe another thing, all the while missing the point that anything “wasted” for God and His kingdom is worship. Lord help me value my stuff and self less and to see a wasted life for you is of immeasurable value.

    • CheriClark

      “Lord help me value my stuff and self less and to see a wasted life for you is of immeasurable value.” – Yes!

  • CheriClark

    OT
    Lev 10:19-20 19 And Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, and yet such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would the Lord have approved?” 20 And when Moses heard that, he approved.

    Then: This has been an interesting day of the installation of the priests. Nadab and Abihu have been consumes by fire because they did not follow God’s instructions. They tried to do it their own way and not God’s and suffered the consequences. Now, Eleazar and Ithamar have not eaten the goat but it has been burned up. Moses is angry. But Aaron states that the events of the day have been such that showed it was too dangerous to proceed as normal. Aaron shows fear for the holiness of God.

    Always: We are to show our respect and fear for the holiness of God.

    Now: We are to have a high view of God. We are not to be callous and take lightly the things of God. We are to do things His way. Or, how that is so hard at time. We think we know better….than God? We think we have a better way….than God’s? And we do it even if we know it is not quite how God would desire. Bad move. God is the Creator of the Universe. And He is the Boss. He created us and He saved us. He gets to make the rules. The all His rules. And we should follow them. May we have a high view of God. May we respect and honor Him. May we fear Him. And may we obey Him.

    NT
    Matt 26:10 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.

    Then: Mary ( John 12:3) comes to Jesus with a very expensive perfume, pours it ob His feet, and wipes it with her hair.

    Always: We should always be willing to give Jesus our best.

    Now: Mary performs an act of honor and devotion to Jesus. She gives Him an expensive perfume and in humility worships Him. The disciples consider it being wasteful but Jesus does not. Because she is worshipping Him. Jesus wants the best of us. He wants us to give Him the best of our talents, our time, and our resources. They are all gifts from Him. We are to use them for His glory and for His purposes. May we worship Jesus today with humility and by giving Him the best of us. Lord, I want to worship You with all of me. Help me to give You my best at all times.

  • Janiel Victorino

    Lev 10:19 And Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, and yet such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would the Lord have approved?”

    We had just read about Nahab & Abihu’s disobedience & consenquences from that at the start of ch.10. most people would at this point ask why they had to die for what seemed like a tiny thing. but that’s also the thing: a tiny sin to us, is still a huge deal to the Lord; not only does he have an adverse reaction to sin, but also that sin is a complete antithesis to who he is~ because He is Holy, he is unable to be okay with a constant rebellion from man whom he Created simply because they had grown with a lack of understanding of who He really is in relation to them. but Aaron holds his peace in v.3! this is encouraging because even though God took something away from him (because they were disobedient), Aaron still gives up his anxiety to the Lord and gives him glory. we see in v.12-18 a very specific set of instructions by Moses to Aaron and his sons, but they messed up part of it; Aaron realizes this, and doesnt eat the offering per the instructions because that would mean “playing a show” instead of showing remorse and repentance for their wrongdoing. I hope to better emulate Aaron by not only going to God privately in prayer first when things go wrong/when I mess up, but also that I’d make myself right before the Lord (and those I’ve wronged) before I step inside the church building for the sermon.

  • DavidYovichin

    10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord has said, ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace.

    ~ For Aaron’s two sons to die and him hold his peace is interesting. Aaron has learned much, and He is seeing how obedience to The LORD is very important to do!

    6 And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, “Do not let the hair of your heads hang loose, and do not tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning that the Lord has kindled

    ~ The priests were not to freak out, even when there’s tragedy. This is difficult to do the more intense the situation, but knowing that God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent helps to understand that God has all in control and so must I

  • NonieS

    Leveticus 10

    1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized [1] fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.

    This seems so harsh, but we need to see how much God hates sin. At first glance we may say, “But they were only offering insence to the Lord.” But the big reason is because they did it without being authorized to do so. God is a God of order, and He expected them to follow the rules. When we sin against the Lord, we deserve to be punished. But we are so fortunate that Christ paid the penalty of our sins. This does not give us licence to sin, but He gives us grace and mercy when we do. Jesus paid it all!

    Matthew 26

    7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

    What an honor this woman has in the kingdom! She sacrificed and anointed Jesus with expensive perfume, and the disciples were indignant at the waste of it. But Jesus was honored and said that she was annointing Him for His buriel. May I always honor Christ in everything I say and do. Maranatha!!

  • Stephanie Schwartz

    Leviticus 10:19-20, “And Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, and yet such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would the Lord have approved?” And when Moses heard that, he approved.”

    What a picture of God’s compassion. Even though Aaron’s sons died because of disobedience, God still allowed Aaron some degree of grief. Thank you Lord for your kindness, comfort and understanding.

  • Rose White

    Jesus Anointed at Bethany

    6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, [5] 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table….
    13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

    What a beautiful offering of worship to Jesus the woman gave to her Lord.
    She will be remembered for her generosity and love for Jesus.

    Lord God thank you for allowing us access to worship you, may we love you as deeply as this woman and her actions, which you have told us to remember.

  • CrisFrancisco

    Daily Bible Reading for February 10, 2016

    OT

    Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. (Leviticus 10:1-2, ESV)
    I remember when I first read this, I was in shock that God did this. I thought that the consequence was “harsh” and unnecessary.

    Coming to my current understanding regarding our sin and a better appreciation of God’s character and attributes (namely his holiness), it makes perfect sense to me. Our God is holy, holy, holy and there can not be any sin in his presence.

    NT

    Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. (Matthew 26:6-7, ESV)
    Praise to this woman who gave some a lavish gift to the Lord Jesus Christ. Little did she know that believers would hear about this thousands of years after this incident. Little did she know that her lavish gift would pale in comparison to the gift of eternal life that Christ gives to those whom he calls.

    What are we giving up and sacrificing to follow Christ? How much is it costing us?

  • Lisa

    Matt 26:3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4 and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. 5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

    It is evident here that the chief priests and elders secret plotting is wrong, the fact that they do it in secret and decide to arrest Jesus during a time where an uproar is less likely to occur shows that the moral law is written on their hearts just as Roman says, yet as the Romas passage goes on to state God turns people over to their sinful plans who refuse to accept truth and refuse to bend their knee to Christ, the Jewish leaders are the examples to us today of a people who claim to love God but only within the confines of their rules and regulations, their wants and their tolerances; it’s a sad state to see so many today reject the message of Christ yet we shouldn’t be surprised or let this hinder us from continuing to share and be a fragrant offering to a spiritually dying world.

  • Austin Jones

    Matthew 26

    14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him

    I think we often read about Judas and think that he just went off the deep end and betrayed Christ suddenly. But, Judas betrayal of Christ most likely was something that had been brewing in his heart for quite some time. When someone turns from the gospel and falls away, it’s almost always after a long period of disobedience and apathy towards God. The unfortunate reality is that Judas loved money and was willing to trade everything he had with Christ for a mere 30 pieces of silver. His love of money surpassed his love for the Lord and this can happen so easily to us as well. We often think that a large sum of money will make our lives easier when in reality it would probably tempt us to live in sin and betray Christ. Instead we must realize that nothing this world can offer us is worth our time. Our salvation through Christ is the most valuable thing we could ever have because it’s eternal.

  • Tracy Libby

    Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.

  • Paul Kuntzman

    OT

    ““Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, and you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the Lord has spoken to them by Moses.””
    ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭10:9-11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

     As Christians, WE should be distinguished between the common and the holy. 

    NT

    “Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:14-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    This is how serious we ought to see sin…we should see sin as a severe rebuke in our lives to what Christ did for us on the cross…we should see it for what it is, a moment where we take an opportunity to betray Him. When we consciously sin, we are turning from Christ trading a fleeting moment of earthly joy for our eternal salvation…yes, we should see sin for what it is. 

  • Joey Sather

    I read it and it was good!