Nov 27, 2018
Any time we read of God striking someone dead, we get a bit uncomfortable. It seems to go against our modern sensibilities and our preferred image of God as all-loving and all-forgiving. But we tend to forget that He is holy and has a strong hatred for sin. All sin is an act of rebellion against Him. Sin is not simply a mistake we make, but a willful choice on our part to disobey God. It is to live our lives counter to His commands and in keeping with our own self-centered agendas. We sin because we tend to think we know what is best. We do what we feel like doing. We willingly fulfill our desires, in direct violation of God’s commands, just because it feels good. And in Leviticus 10-11, we are going to see two priests who make the same mistake and lose their lives because of it. God doesn’t threaten to physically kill us when we sin, but our sin always results in death. Sin kills our joy. It robs us of our intimacy with God. It destroys our witness and brings God’s discipline. But the amazing thing is, that if we will simply confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us. Just like that.