Daily Devotional Bible Verses
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. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. 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. (Leviticus 10:1-3 ESV)
Nadab and Abihu went into the Holy of Holies, the most holy place, a thing only to be done by Aaron, their father. God had rules for purification and for coming before him and offering sacrifices. Unfortunately for Nadab and Abihu, their unauthorized fire as they came before God was punishable by death.
Fortunately for us, we don’t have to go through any of this anymore when coming before our God. We have a person who took our place