Unauthorised fire – April 7th

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Leviticus 10

Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, had seen all that God had done and been part of it, but wanted their own way of doing things. A legacy of meeting with God will not keep you in relationship with God! Only a relationship grounded in truth will do!

Their fire was profane because it was initiated from the atoning and redeeming work of sacrifice. There is a huge difference between the fire kindled by God and fire conjured up by man. Even Satan can conjure fire as he does in Rev 13.
“Before the Lord” probably meant they went past the curtain into the Most Holy Place.

Fire from God can be fire of glory and judgement – the same fire!

Psalm 11

David’s friends want him to flee like a bird to the mountains to get away from Saul – but that is not David’s way. “He would rather dare the danger than exhibit a distrust in the Lord his God.” (Spurgeon) It was well meaning advice, like Peter’s to Jesus (Don’t go to the cross!) but it was ungodly.
The answer is to acknowledge God is in the Temple on the Throne!

1 Thess 4

God’s will is our sanctification!

The Bible Speaks Today series are great for devotional Bible Study…



Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin