But Nadab and Abihu died before their father.
I. THAT SIN INVERTS THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS. "They died before their father."
II. THAT SIN DEPRIVES OF BLESSINGS WHICH GOD CAN BESTOW. They "had no children."
III. THAT SIN OFTEN OVERWHELMS WITH FEARFUL RUIN.
IV. THAT SIN IS OFTEN MENTIONED IN HISTORY TO WARN OF ITS CONSEQUENCES.
I. The sins which caused them.
1. Disobedience to Divine injunction.
2. Gross inconsistency.
3. Rashness in approaching God.
4. Presumptuous in set.
II. The PUNISHMENT which followed the sins.
1. A dishonourable death.
2. A sudden death.
3. An overwhelming death.
4. A retributive death.