The Setting 1)The Consecration for the Priesthood (8) –8:1-9 the washing and clothing of Aaron –8:10-13 the anointing of Aaron –8:14-17 the sin offering –8:18-21 the burnt offering –8:22-29 the offering of consecration …as the Lord commanded Moses (8:9) …as the Lord commanded Moses (8:13) …as the Lord commanded Moses (8:17) …as the Lord commanded Moses (8:21) …as the Lord commanded Moses (8:29) So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded them by the hand of Moses (Leviticus 8:36)
The Setting 2)The first offerings of the priesthood –9:8-11 the sin offering for Aaron –9:12-14 the burnt offering for Aaron –9:15 the sin offering for the people –9:16 the burnt offering for the people –9:17 the meat offering –9:18-21 the peace offering …as the Lord commanded Moses (9:10) …according to the manner (9:16) …as Moses commanded (9:21)
The Strange Fire Leviticus 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not –Exodus 30:1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon… –Exodus 30:7-10 Aaron was to burn incense every morning and evening –Leviticus 16:12 the only other command (to be taken from the altar of burnt offering)
The Sentence Leviticus 10:2 And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord –Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat (positive here) –Leviticus 10:3 … “I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified” (thus, negative here)
The Sermon 1)God’s silence speaks volumes –Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood –Colossians 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus…
The Sermon 2) Presumptive sin provokes God’s anger –Consider Uzzah (II Samuel 6) –Colossians 2:23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. 3)God demands careful obedience –I Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them…
God will be sanctified… …will you sanctify Him?
Consider During the Lord’s Supper: I Corinthians 11:24-26 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.