Lev. 10 After all that Moses had instructed Aaron and his sons, why did Nadab and Abihu offer strange fire? We will never know because they are not here to explain, for God took them. He didn’t take them like Enoch, but He took them, and Aaron’s nephews had to bury them. In the midst of this, Moses charges Aaron and his sons of not eating the sin offering. Why was Moses so callous? John MacArthur says Aaron clearly was wrong, but the shame and grief were so heavy on Aaron, Ithamar, and Eleazar that they could not…not they would not but could not. Sometimes our words bring not comfort but reveal a callous heart. Maybe that is why Paul wrote these words: “who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” [2Cor 1:3]
Today lest we be callous, may we have a tender heart towards those who are on their grief journey whether the loved one was in sin or not. They are hurting, and we should hurt along with them. Today be tender towards those who are hurting.