Are you still trying to make sense of Leviticus? If you're like most people you're just trying to get through it. This is why I love my "job," if you will, because I am able to dig into some places most cannot see from the surface and peel back its intent. If you have watched … Continue reading Make Leviticus Great Again – Part 1 (Leviticus 9-11)
As soon as you hear the word Leviticus you break out into a yawn. In my opinion, this is the book that causes many people's yearly reading plan to crash and burn. If not, its the one that most people will either skip or skim through. I get it. Even the title is boring. Leviticus … Continue reading Is Leviticus Necessary?
What just occurred, at the base of God's holy mountain, was corrupt (32:7), evil (32:22), sinful (32:30-34) or as Moses puts it, a great sin (32:21 - ESV). It is inexcusable, based on covenant laws of the day. The people should be destroyed for such an atrocity. Yet, the people are shown grace through the … Continue reading The Glory of God! (Exodus 33:12-34:35)
The notorious golden calf incident. This was a BIG deal, especially in light of the events leading up to this narrative: Israel has passed through the saving waters of the Red Sea and freed from the evil and enslavement of Egypt (Ex. 14-15) by power of Yahweh. God makes a covenant with Israel and gives … Continue reading The Golden Calf (Exodus 32)
What happens in our reading (Exodus 19-28) had been a LONG time coming. Longer than the 430 years Israel had lived in Egypt (12:40-41). Longer than the time God first called Abraham. Something big was about to happen. Mount Sinai, a.k.a Horeb, has always been viewed as a special place for God to meet man. His … Continue reading The Tabernacle of Eden (Exodus 19-31)
We have become so accustomed to the world of animated movie tricks, photoshop and graphic video games, we have lost the ability to be in awe of a large body of water dividing like a bad breakup. This narrative, by itself, should humble us before an all-powerful God. Forget everything you know about this story … Continue reading Baptism in the Red Sea! (Exodus 14:1-15:21)
I grew up calling them plagues. Some of them are gross. Water to blood?! The author tells us it stunk, not to mention you can't drink it. And what about frogs hanging out in your house and in your bed at night? The flies! Millions of them climbing on your food and laying baby maggots … Continue reading The 10 Signs (Exodus 3-12)