The Law of Solid Ground Part 2

Nadab and Abihu-Leviticus 10:1, 2

God does not take it lightly when the leaders He calls disregard His commandments. When Nadab and Abihu broke God’s laws, they never recovered. God executed them on the spot.

Sounds harsh, you say? Consider this. Any movement in its infant stages must set a standard or pattern of operations. If God allowed compromise at the beginning, things would surely grow worse. The same principle came into play in the new church when God took the lives of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).

Nadab and Abihu broke the Law of Solid Ground. As holy priests and trusted leaders, they were supposed to model obedience for the people. God could not permit them even the slightest renegade move, the smallest maverick act, for that would give permission for others to compromise as well. What was the sin of these leaders?

  1. Independence: They acted presumptuously, apart from God’s leadership.
  2. Impatience: They failed to wait on the Lord for direction.
  3. Ignorance: They moved without knowledge of what God wanted.
  4. Illegality: They acted contrary to God’s command.
  5. Impulsivity: They did what they wanted, driven by ego, not submission.
  6. Insensitivity: They paid no attention to God’s instructions.

Join me next time for The Law of Solid Ground Part 3.