Leviticus 1-14 Today’s readings contains vast detail about the bloody sacrifices required to atone for sin. It is an important reminder of what sin does. Sin is horrific: think of the killing floor at a slaughterhouse. That was the scene at the tabernacle. Our sin causes this. We are right to be repulsed by it […]
“He has filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every kind of craft” Exodus? ?35:31? ?CSB?? The first mention of someone being filled with God’s Spirit in the Bible is a craftsman. Selah.
“You will certainly wear out both yourself and these people who are with you, because the task is too heavy for you. You can’t do it alone.” Exodus 18:18 CSB Recounting the Exodus, Moses remembers and records this interaction with his recently converted father-in-law. I have wondered, if Moses spoke with God face-to-face, why did he […]
“But the more they [the Egyptians] oppressed them [the Israelites], the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.” Exodus 1:12 CSB This is the history of all God’s people. When oppressed, they multiply and spread. This is God’s original mandate to mankind (Genesis 1:28) but our rebellion is […]
Genesis 50:20 CSB (Joseph to his betraying brothers…) “You planned evil against me, God planned it for good to bring about the present result – the survival of many people.” One of the most famous verses in Genesis. Used usually to attempt to comfort those in a hard place. But it was only after […]