Lesson 3: Holiness and Justice
The justice we deserve because of our unholiness is often withheld because of God’s grace for us.
Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace. (Leviticus 10:1-3)
And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. (2 Samuel 6:6-7)
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” (Romans 9:15)
Now that we have heard about God’s holiness and the grace God gives us to cover our unholiness, this week we will be learning about how God’s holiness and justice are intertwined. The justice we deserve because of our unholiness is often withheld because of God’s grace for us. Watch this week’s video to learn about how God’s grace and justice are tied to His holiness.
Spend a few minutes afterward thanking God for His abundant grace.
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