Reading: Leviticus 8-10 (ESV)
Devotional Thought: Leviticus 10:1-3
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.
What is our worship to God? Why do we offer it? Who is it for, really? These are the questions that come to mind as I read this passage. It’s all too easy to be caught up in false worship and all the while miss out on true worship. What might our worship to God be if we came to him in a place of obedient worship? Stop trying to offer to God what we think he would desire, and start offering to God what he does desire–our obedient heart.