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Gilbert House Fellowship #31: Leviticus 9-14

nadab_abihuYAHWEH WILL not allow his holiness to be violated, especially not by those called to serve Him. That is the takeaway from today’s study, in which Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, are destroyed by God with a blast of fire.

Their offense? Offering “strange fire” or “unauthorized fire” in the holy place–possibly, according to some traditions, while they were drunk.

That seems¬†harsh to our modern sensibilities, but it was a¬†powerful message to the congregation of Israel: “Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.” (Lev. 10:3)

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Gilbert House Fellowship #27: Exodus 27-31

The_Ten_Commandments_(Bible_Card)OUR WEEKLY study continues in the Book of Exodus. Moses is on the holy mountain receiving the Testimony from Yahweh: Instructions on how to build the altar of sacrifice, the altar of incense, and the importance of blood for purification.

What is holiness? Is it a moral code, or something else? If it refers inherently to a standard of behavior, how can there be such a thing as “holy ground”, or, for that matter, garments, utensils, and anointing oil that were deemed “holy” by God?

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