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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