"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

1/10/13

Unauthorized Fire and No-No Lists

God doesn’t always give every particular fact we might desire to know in the Bible. I hope I’m not the only one who finds herself wondering about the missing (in my view, anyway) details from various Bible narratives.
  • Where did Cain’s wife come from? 
  • Why didn’t Jacob notice he was marrying the wrong woman? 
  • What was so special about Enoch? 
  • Why didn’t Balaam act surprised when a donkey talked to him? 
Lately, the question that has gotten me thinking is found in Leviticus.
What, exactly, was wrong with Nadab and Abihu’s sacrifice? What did they do that warranted God’s punishment of them?


I'm at Internet Cafe Devotions today, talking about just this issue. Hope you'll click here and stop by to see what I, and the Lord, have to say about this unanswered question.

 
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