Realizing who God is

“Aaron remained silent.”  Leviticus 10:3.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Leviticus 10-12, and Acts 16.

Aaron’s sons had just been killed by God for doing something that stirred His wrath.

Aaron responded with silence.  Why?  Aaron saw first-hand what God was like.

There are other Scriptures where we read of people reacting to an awareness of God.  Most of them backed off or fell flat on their faces.  Aaron reacted with silence.

Aaron was chosen by Moses to speak for him before Pharaoh.  He was good with words.

But now Aaron is silent.

Aaron’s two sons had just been killed.  There was no “Why God” from Aaron.  Aaron knew that his sons had disobeyed God.  There was no wiggle room.

On face value, we wonder how God could have reacted so severely in this situation.  When we do that, we forget what God has promised to all sinners; death.  And that death is at His choosing.  Our being alive now is a result of God’s grace (giving you what you don’t deserve) and mercy (withholding from you what you deserve).  We are all on death row.

“Lord, You are amazing.  Cleanse me of my sins.  Forgive me for minimizing them.  My sin is against You, my Savior.  I’m sorry.  Fill me with You.  I love You, Lord.”

Ever been reduced to silence by God?


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