Leviticus 8: Follow God in Everything

I know this has become a rather common theme on my blog, but Leviticus chapter 8 gives us another image of the power of obedience.

Lev 8:36  So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

This is a rather simple verse, and it might not seem overly significant, but I think that we can again understand how we are supposed to do what God says.

What I like about this verse is the fact that Aaron and his sons did everything that God commanded. Notice that it does not say that they did what they wanted to. They did absolutely everything.

I think that it is really easy for all of us fall into the trap of convenient Christianity. What I mean by that is that we will do what we are supposed when we want to. For example, we don’t mind going to church and participating, but the minute we are supposed to tithe, our obedience stopped right there. That is just one example though, that I think you get the point.

Developing a relationship with someone, in this case with God, takes time. If we are going to follow God, we need to follow wholeheartedly. I’m not saying that we are not going to mess up, because that would not only be unrealistic but downright wrong, but I am saying that we need to put in the effort.

David is a great example of that. He definitely had some flaws in his character to say the least, but he received some of the biggest compliments in the Bible.

Act 13:22  And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

David was a man after God’s own heart, and the evidence is that came from the fact that he would follow the will of God.

Aaron and his sons also had struggles, and they were by no means perfect either, but in Leviticus 8, we can clearly see them following the will of God by performing all of the sacrifices correctly. We need to have this type of diligence as we follow God every day.

About Zak Schmoll

Zak Schmoll is the founder of Entering the Public Square, and Managing Editor of An Unexpected Journal. He earned his MA in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and is currently a PhD student in Humanities at Faulkner University. His work has been featured on several websites including The Federalist, Public Discourse and the Fourth World Journal.

Posted on October 28, 2012, in Leviticus and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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