Taken Out of the Camp

After the fire of the Lord devoured Nadab and Abihu, their bodies needed to be taken away, “Then Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, ‘Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.’ So they went near and carried them by their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said” (Lev 10.4, 5).

Mishael and Elzaphan carefully carried away the bodies of Nadab and Abihu in their tunics, keeping from touching the bodies, lest they become unclean, and not be able to work.

They carried the bodies of the priests out of the camp, for they had violated the Lord’s will and paid for it.

Be like Mishael and Elzaphan in the spirit and avoid spiritual uncleanness. DR

 

Fearing the People

The chief priests, the scribes, and the elders conspired to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him, “But they said, ‘Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people’” (Matt 26.5).

What? Hey, if Jesus was evil, do the right thing, whether it upset the crowd or not! Yet, we know that these men envied Jesus, wishing that they had the multitudes following them as He did.

They were not honest and had to use error to catch Jesus, which should have alerted their consciences that they sought to do evil and not righteousness.

Be honest in all your dealings. DR