Morning reading from the Old Testament
Leviticus, chapters 10, 11, and 12
having just gone through extensive and detailed steps as the Tabernacle and the Aaronic priests were set up, consecrated, and installed, just after the patterns of worship, sacrifice, and atonement were established, we see failure.
1 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.
2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
The LORD established a pattern from which they were not to deviate. And immediately, some did. For all those who claim great freedom to treat the worship of GOD lightly, this is a stern warning.
Evening reading from the New Testament
the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 26, verses 1 through 19
These are the events leading up to the Last Supper that Jesus had with His disciples, just before His arrest, show trial, and crucifixion. Every word here is important, don't miss any.