1. Leviticus 10:6 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What do the measures prescribed in Lev. 10:6-7 reveal about the LORD?

Leviticus 10:6 (ESV)

6 And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, “Do not let the hair of your heads hang loose, and do not tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning that the LORD has kindled.

These regulations are not meant to be harsh and insensitive. They express that the Lord is the God of life. He is the living One, and he gives life to his people. He does not want his kingdom to be tainted by death in whatever way.