Things got bad in Post-Deborah Israel. Real bad. Midian took over. And they did something that no other nation had done: destroyed Israel’s crops and livestock. They were like locusts. The only way Israel could survive was to hide in the mountains and caves. So that’s what Israel did. And that’s exactly what our plucky … Continue reading
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You may remember that when I finished reading Exodus, I built a tabernacle. Well, one of my readers, a Miss Jamie Golden, suggested I decorate it. And just so you know that I listen to the feedback of my readers, I did it. Here it is. Caption please!
The world is changing. I feel it in the water. I smell it in the air. Much that once . . . wait . . . this is not the beginning of Lord of the Rings. But Galadriel has a point. Things are changing. The Israelites are in the throws of a major shift in … Continue reading
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Clocking in at a whopping 89 verses, Numbers 7 is the longest chapter in the Bible so far. I was dreading it. But as I started reading, I noticed a little pattern forming. The chapter chronicles the “opening ceremonies” of the completed tabernacle. It lasts 12 days and on each day, the next tribe brings … Continue reading
The Tabernacle has been built. Everything has been set up and rests in its proper place. God now lives with his people. Can we stop for a moment and remember where these people were when we started the book of Exodus? They were slaves in a land that was not their own. Every single day … Continue reading
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Let me catch you up to speed: I am celebrating the completion of my time in Exodus by building a scale model of the Tabernacle. It has been a “grueling” process fraught with danger and intrigue. But today I am proud to announce that I have finished the Tabernacle Tent! All the accessories are in … Continue reading
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So yesterday I had an idea. I don’t know about you, but I am an idea person. And if I have an idea that I think is good, I don’t want to waste any time letting it sit around in my head. I have to do something about it. Well, I realized that Exodus 36-39 … Continue reading
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The time has come. Word has spread. The people have gathered their offerings and brought them to Moses and the craftsmen. They can now begin building the tabernacle. We have been waiting for this moment for 10 chapters and we can finally start! Bezalel and Oholiab, together with their small army of skilled workers are … Continue reading
I’m starting to think that the last chunk of Exodus is like hitting the reset button and trying to do things the right way. In the last chapter, God gave Moses the law again and now he finally gets to read it to an audience that is very much NOT worshiping a golden calf. The … 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