Stuck inside yourself? How boring! And dangerous
10:1-3 Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over it. In this way, they disobeyed the LORD by burning before him a different kind of fire than he had commanded. So fire blazed forth from the LORD’s presence and burned them up, and they died there before the LORD.
Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD meant when he said, ‘I will show myself holy among those who are near me. I will be glorified before all the people.'” And Aaron was silent.
3:8-12 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I may have Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to obey God’s law, but I trust Christ to save me. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. As a result, I can really know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I can learn what it means to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that, somehow, I can experience the resurrection from the dead! I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be.
OT Flash Points
Aaron’s function as priest begins
Aaron’s sons dishonor God in a moment of ecstasy and possibly drunkenness
NT Flash Points
He who began the work in you will finish it
Don’t presume as Aaron’s sons, to finish or continue the work in some personal expression
Big difference between Saved and Destroyed
Save yourself? Don’t be silly
Bow your knee now
Live the life of faith
Take joy in all that happens
Fix your thoughts on, think about things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable
Don’t be saturated with the natural but filled with the Spirit