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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the Lord will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the Lord has destroyed by fire.
Aaron, the chief priest of Israel, had two older sons named Nadab and Abihu. They were their father’s lead associate priests in Israel. They both made terrible mistakes by offering unauthorized or “strange fire” in the presence of the Lord. Immediately God destroyed Aaron’s sons with fire. Moses stepped forward and reminded Aaron of the words of the Lord concerning the sin his sons had committed, then had their cousins remove their bodies from the place where they lay dead. Then Moses said to Aaron and his two younger sons, “Keep yourself together, keep your hygiene, including hair, beautiful and no crying or mourning. Everyone else in Israel can mourn but you cannot.” The Bible says, “Aaron remained silent.”
I have four sons, and I cannot imagine an event like this. Because through Jesus our Lord, and His sacrificial death and resurrection, we now live in the “Age of Grace.” The same Father God who struck down Aaron’s sons is the same God who allowed His own Son to die for us to make the “Age Of Grace” happen. So when you say, “God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good” it’s true; however, it’s true on HIS TERMS. It’s not a GOOD that we can understand. Sometimes God’s GOOD is what happened to Nadab and Abihu. Other times God’s GOOD is what happened to Jesus on the cross. Once in a while, God’s GOOD is when you get a call that an uncle you didn’t know you had died and left you a million dollars. But make no mistake about it, it’s ALL GOOD! Because, “God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good.”
I’ll never stop saying it. “God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time God Is Good!” Amen