God Burned Up Aaron’s Sons Who Entered His Presence Without The Atoning Blood, Lev. 9:23-24; 10:1-11; 16:1-13

God Burned Up Aaron’s Sons Who Entered His Presence Without The Atoning Blood, Lev. 9:23-24; 10:1-11; 16:1-13

 

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PARTICIPANTS:

Aaron, also serves as Narrator
Moses
Nadab
Abihu

Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.

Companions (Optional): children and all adults that want to take part. Make sure Companions know who the Prompter is, and that they are to repeat Prompter’s words.

 

SCRIPT:

Moses

I am Moses. A fiery event occurred whenAaron wasIsrael’s first High Priest. His two arrogant sons came presumptuously into God’s Presence in the Holy of Holies, within the sacred Tent of Meeting.Tell these people what happened, Aaron.

Aaron

It was horrible. It happened after I went into the new tent of meeting with the sacrificial blood, to present it to the Lord, as He had commanded. My sons, Nadab and Abihu, were watching….

Nadab

Oh look, Abihu! The glory of the Lord is shining for everyone to see!

Abihu

Oh, get back, Nadab! (Jump backwards) Fire is coming down from the Lord! It’sburning up the offering on the altar.

Nadab

Get back! Get back!

Prompter & Companions

Get back! Get back!

Aaron

The people see this happen. They scream and fall on their faces.

Nadab

What a show! Listen, Abihu, if our father can do that, so can we. Let’s go into the inner Most Holy Place and light it up. Let’s take fire in along with some incense.

Moses

Oh, oh! Aaron’s two sons are sneaking into the presence of the Most Holy God ? without the required sacrificial blood!

Aaron

How Nadab and Abihu, my own two sons, dare to do such a thing? Oh, no! No! Fire is breaking out. It’ll burn them up! My sons! My sons! Fire!

Prompter &Companions

Fire! Fire!

Aaron

Oh, hear my son scream! I can’t bear it. Hideous shriek! They are dying before the Lord. Now my brother Moses warns me sternly.

Moses

Aaron, the Lord had warned us, “By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy.” Tell your relatives to carry their dead bodies away to the outside of the camp.

Aaron

We do as Moses said, and then he tells me, “Aaron, the inner sanctuary is most holy, because it houses the most sacred Ark of the Covenant. The Lord told me that you shall not enter at any time you wish into that holy place inside the veil, before God’s mercy seat, or you will die. Once a year on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, you will enter, after making the sin offerings for yourself, your family and the nation. Do otherwise and you will die.”

Moses

Now everyone knows that God is holy. Absolutely holy!

Prompter &Companions

Holy! Holy! Holy!

DISCUSS:

What was uniquely holy about the Ark of the Covenant in the Most Holy Place in the ancient tabernacle?

(Good answer: It signaled God’s Presence; above it shone the Shekinah, that is, his holy glory. Whenever they moved the Tent of Meeting, no man was allowed to touch the sacred Ark; so they carried it with long poles. The Ark was a bit, elaborate wooden box overlaid with gold; it contained the Ten Commandments, and two golden Cherubim (archangels) with outspread wings covered its top, the mercy seat.

In what ways did this most sacred Ark symbolize Christ?

God allowed the High Priest to enter His Presence in the inner Most Holy Place once a year, with the atoning blood. What did Jesus doand still does, that corresponds to the High Priest’s work?

Why was God so severe with those who approached Him carelessly?

[Good answers: As Proverbs say, “Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” God had to establish among men a solemn, reverent respect for Himself, because He alone is perfectly holy, sovereign and forever righteous. ]

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