sanctuary?" And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the Lord." Lev. 16:12.
What two priests ventured to disobey this instruction? "And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He commanded them not." Lev. 10:1.
And what came of their disobedience? "And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord." Lev. 10:2.
For what purpose were these Old Testament examples written? "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." 1 Cor. 10:11.
In view of these examples, what ought all to do? "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." James 1:22.
Who only will enter the kingdom of heaven?" Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven." Matt. 7:21.
To whom does Christ liken the man who obeys the word of God? "I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." Matt. 7:24, 25.
To whom does He liken him who hears, but does not obey? "And everyone that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand, and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it." Matt. 7:26, 27.
NOTE. - How important it is that one should obey even what may seem to him a small or unimportant command of God! Be sure that God does not say one thing and mean another. A large part of the world transgress, each week, the fourth commandment. But how can such meet their record in the judgment when the precept reads so plainly, "The seventh day is the Sabbath of the lord?"
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