Honoring Myself

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1 Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command. 2 So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. 3 Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke of when he said:
       " ‘Among those who approach me
       I will show myself holy;
       in the sight of all the people
       I will be honored.’ "
      Aaron remained silent. – Lev 1

We must offer authorized fire (service).  What makes it authorized?  Among other things, it must honor God.  Do the things I offer honor him or me?

Do I serve so that I can tell great stories of my serving or so that I honor God?

Do I build relationships with people so that I can feel better about myself or so that I honor God?

Do I tithe and give so that God will bless me, or do I do it to honor God?

It all comes down to the motivation of my heart.

Today may we offer him no unauthorized fire, but only that which brings him honor.

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