Text for the Week: The Test is How We Treat People

The Ten Commandments is the epitome of wisdom literature, on the surface they read as straightforward easy to understand laws, but meditating on them leads to deeper twists and turns that cause us to evaluate how society works and our place in it. These are not laws to help me govern the behavior of others they are wisdom to help me govern my own behavior.

Text for the Week: Getting Ready

Scripture: Exodus 19:9-15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, in order that the people may hear when I speak with you and so trust you ever after.” When Moses had told the words of the people to the Lord, 10 the Lord said to Moses,... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: Getting Others Involved

Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27 13 The next day Moses sat as judge for the people, while the people stood around him from morning until evening. 14 When Moses’s father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, while all the... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: Enough for the Day

Scripture: Exodus 16:13-26 13 In the evening a flock of quail flew down and covered the camp. And in the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp. 14 When the layer of dew lifted, there on the desert surface were thin flakes, as thin as frost on the ground. 15 When the Israelites saw... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: Mercy in Judgment

Scripture: Exodus 9:13-28 13 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh. Say to him, This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they can worship me. 14 This time I’m going to send all my plagues on you, your officials,... Continue Reading →

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