is what the Lord spoke, saying:
‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded
as holy;
And before all the people
I must be glorified.’ ”
So Aaron held his peace.
4And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the
sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to
them, “Come near, carry your brethren from
before the sanctuary out of the camp.” 5So
they went near and carried them by their
tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.
6And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar
and Ithamar, his sons, “Do not uncover your
heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and
wrath come upon all the people. But let your
brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail
the burning which the Lord has kindled.

2. Know this...you are forgiven, but even though you
may well be done with sin, sin may not be done
with you.
a. In its consequences.
b. In its continued pull...draw...temptation.
II. You are never stronger than when you have emptied
your self of self...have humbled yourself...and call upon
God for strength.
A. Collectively...as a congregation.

II Chron. 7:14 - 14“if My people who are called by My
name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face,
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

B. Individually

II Cor. 12:9 - 9And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient
for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

C. God cannot work with us in rebuilding our lives
if we are going to hang on to pride.
1. We must admit our weakness and inability
and vulnerableness and call upon God for
our strength.
a. It is a call that will never god
un-answered, we have His word on that.
III. With changes made, life can go on...and it can go on
as a butterfly now.
A. When we have left the carcass of sinful habits
behind and are striving to make God a real part
of our everyday life...then we can soar.
1. When we caved in to sin, we were no different
from the world...we were crawling around like
worms.
a. When we are released from sin, through
forgiveness and humility, then we can
achieve the greatest hights of under-
standing.
b. Only then can we truly be “like God”.
1.) This is something that should
happen if we have become His
Children...born again...into His
family...THEN WE SHOULD
BE LIKE OUR FATHER!
B. Life is a learning experience.
1. Life, in Christ, is no different.
a. We should learn from our mistakes and
this should make our path forward...just
that much easier.
1.) Mistakes are only good if we can
lean from them.
2.) If we will not learn from them, then
we are doomed to