He’s Much More Than Just The Man Upstairs

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Leviticus 10:2 So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.


Just before this tragedy occurred, Nadab and Abihu, the two eldest sons of Aaron the High Priest of Israel, had offered "Strange Fire" before the Lord. Immediately God consumed them with fire from His divine presence. This response from God Almighty assured everyone that the young men had broken holy protocol, and that no one opposes the Holiness of Almighty God.


Recently, I was watching a famous sports star be interviewed by the reporters after a big win. They asked him what he would do next? He said, "I'm going home and drink a lot of beer and then thank the man upstairs!" Quickly I stopped my own levity and thought of this shocking story from the Old Testament. Only a few days earlier, Nadab and Abihu had been ordained as priests of Israel under their father Aaron. Certainly Aaron and Uncle Moses were happy and grateful for such wonderful young men. However, these two young men evidently looked at their calling as being something that came from sheer luck. The moment they fell dead at their father’s and uncle’s feet, all of Israel knew that God ... well ... "He's Much More Than Just The Man Upstairs." This story shouldn't discourage us, rather it should encourage us. We all are very fortunate that our God is high and lifted up, and that He is Almighty and All-Powerful, and that He will share His glory with No One. This AM, this story leaves me in total worship of our Great God.


Dear Jesus, I'm asking You to help me NEVER forget Who I'm praying to. When I want to question You, remind me Who I'm questioning. When I want to disagree, help me remember Who set the bar. Amen