He Is Holy

Another post from my old blog ... slowly moving things over here... 

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When the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took matters in their own hands and offered a strange fire before the Lord, God struck them dead. Pretty harsh it seems. But then he told Moses to tell Aaron:
By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored. Lev 10:3 
God's pretty specific with how He wants to be treated it seems. And very serious about what He has commanded as well as what He forbids. And in this example it would seem that anything He specifically doesn't command when approaching Him is completely off limits as well. I read this quote by John Knox the other evening:
"All worshipping, honoring, or service invented by the brain of man in the religion of God, without His own express commandment, is idolatry."  
Pretty heavy. But it makes sense to me. This is the article I found online that contained the Knox quote. It's very good too!
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