2.4 Leviticus 8-10

Derek Neises


Leviticus 8-10

Summarize the day’s reading in one paragraph. Then answer each question with a paragraph.

In todays reading we get to see more details about how the priests conducted the rituals God required for Aron’s sons to become ordained. We also see the priests offering sin and fellowship offerings for both themselves and the people. Moses took good caution to do everything God had commanded him to do. Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu unfortunately get killed by God because of their lack of following God’s commands with how the sacrifice rituals were performed. 

What is one key verse? Why? How does what you read change your vision of God?

“Among those who approach me I will be proved holy, in the sight of all the people I will be honored.” 

Le 10:3

I believe this is one of the key verses for today’s readings. This verse follows immediately after Aaron’s sons die. When Aaron’s sons disobeyed God, they did it in front of all the people. I think they died not only because they disobeyed God, but also that Gods name was dishonored in sight of everyone. A big reason why Moses quotes this verse immediately afterwards.  This verse reminds me about how great God is and how small we are. God makes sure that he is always honored before all people and it makes me question my life if I dishonor God in my actions. 

How will you Go with God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

My action step would be to always honor God before others. Too often I am timid in the way I share my faith with others. I almost get afraid to stand up for something most people think is foolish or unnecessary. And so, to fit in I may compromise on my beliefs. But in these verses, I see how important it is for us to honor God.

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

I see Jesus in these chapters as the final solution to all these sacrifices. As I read these verses, I’m reminded about how blessed I am to be a living in the second covenant with the blood of Christ covering all my sin. Not only does Jesus’ blood cover my sin, but he also allows full access to God’s Spirit, something people living in this time did not have.

3 Replies to “2.4 Leviticus 8-10”

  1. The deaths of Nadab and Abihu served as an example to the whole Israelite community, especially the priests. I’ve always been wowed by this story. The Israelites had never had a priesthood before and this whole idea of being priests was so new to them. Seems pretty harsh for God to strike them down when everything was so new to them! But only God could see their hearts. Perhaps Nadab and Abihu thought the whole exercise was foolish or a waste of time. In any case, I agree with you Derek that God is fearsome and holy, and a healthy fear of God is very good for us. I’m also super thankful that God doesn’t smite me when I fall short! Lord knows I’ve deserved it many times. Thanks Derek!

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  2. Wow, that got very intense and heavy. I totally appreciate what you shared as the key verse! I keep coming back to that to try and make sense of it all, God must be regarded as Holy…He must be glorified. Bottom line God must be glorified thru our lives, good times or bad. Thank you for sharing.

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