“But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.” Num. 3:38
It was of the utmost importance to keep the tabernacle, the sanctuary undefiled from the stranger. For the stranger who would even come close to it meant the death sentence. This testifies that there should be an element of the fear of the Lord amongst us when we gather together. I wonder how many of those, who are strangers to the Lord, have found that element of fear missing and instead they find the church to be a comfortable place.