There has been a lot of talk lately about discipline. How do we confront people when they are in sin? What is the appropriate balance between consequences and forgiveness? You know, those kinds of light questions. Fortunately, the Bible speaks clearly and often about what to do in such situations. When we look to the … Continue reading
Have you ever read Exodus 32? This chapter is INSANE! I am splitting my response to it into two sections because there is no way 500 words could do it justice. A golden calf. A heated argument. A change of mind. A shocking sight. A murderous rampage. A plea for grace. Not bad. A Golden … Continue reading
I figured this would be a great time to pause our little journey through Exodus and take a bird’s-eye-view of where we have been. We just finished 12 chapters of law and I don’t want to lose the forest for the trees. Chapters 1-14: An epic narrative of the deliverance of the Israelite people from … Continue reading
I mentioned on Friday that I was experiencing a little bit of “Law Fatigue.” It’s not easy studying this stuff day after day! My life is difficult. But hope remains! I think I may have reached the end of this section of the law. Having read Exodus 32 before, I know some juicy stories are … Continue reading
Confession: I am fighting through something I am sure many who have attempted to read through the Bible have encountered: Law Fatigue. Yep. It’s a real thing. And that is kind of a bummer because I have hardly even begun the law. Blurgh. So Exodus 30? Great! Here we get instructions for the big altar’s … Continue reading
We have a covenant. We have an ark, an altar, and a tent. We have a Tabernacle. We have priestly clothes. All we need now are a few good priests. Think you can handle the priesthood? Yeah? Well, maybe you should put that youthful enthusiasm on hold for a few moments while I lay some … Continue reading
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Good Evening ladies and gentlemen, fashionistas and baristas! Welcome to the Exodus 28 Fashion Show! Tonight, you are in for a treat. One of the hottest up and coming Near-Eastern Diety Designers, YHWH, is debuting his new “Tabernacle” collection. Thousands have gathered at the foot of his mountainous design studio to see what the priests … Continue reading
Alrighty then. This is post #7 or so of what I will call “law.” Yes, I know that the first five books of the Bible are technically the Law, but these are actual, you know, laws. What I didn’t realize was that there are sections. There are topics and chapters that can be grouped together. … Continue reading
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Hey everyone! I’m back. Thanks for letting me take a little break for some vacation. Here’s a quick rundown of all that I did since last Sunday: Monday: Boated on Lake Tahoe. It was awesome. I swam in the beautiful Emerald Bay and ate at a restaurant famous for their “Woody’s.” Tuesday: Drove to Reno, … Continue reading
Alrighty folks, the “phone lines” are closed on monday’s Exodus 22 pop quiz. I will announce the winner on Sunday. Many thanks to all who joined in and gave it a shot. I just might need to do more of those in the future. ________________ Today’s post (on Exodus 24) is the thrilling conclusion to … Continue reading