A number of my posts begin with a Bible verse or verses. I didn’t start out blogging with the intent of writing about what I have been learning each time I read through the Bible but I find it interesting and I’ve discovered a new passion about it.
For most of my posts I write my first draft by hand in my journals, which are the standard college composition books you find at the grocery store.
When I’m writing about a Bible verse I write it out by hand even though I could just make a note to copy and paste the verse when it’s time to make the post digital. Writing it out by hand serves two purposes. Continue reading
Suffering the consequences of our actions, I believe that is one of the laws of nature.
We are taught this when we are children. Eat your supper or no TV, or more like eat your supper or there will be no Xbox or internet.
Anyone raised by even half caring parents knows there were consequences to what you did. Make a bad decision about homework, staying out late, back talk a teacher or parent and you paid the price.
It’s what kept us in line until we learned acceptable and respectful behavior. Continue reading
All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” And the Lord said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night. And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”
I am intrigued by the story of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and their dissatisfaction with the Lord and all that was done for them.
The Jews suffered under the bondage of the Egyptians. They cried out to be delivered. The Lord hears their cries and sends them Moses.
This is what the Lord and Moses do. Continue reading