Tag Archive: Exodus


Sometimes the most innocuous questions can lead to fantastic answers. Whenever I read the Bible, I expect to learn something. The pursuit of knowledge is a many-colored coat that requires a humble and teachable spirit. When we seek answers, we have to be prepared to receive the myriad of answers available to us. We then have to choose the one in the bouquet that looks best in the light of the Holy Spirit. We cannot mock those like us who are also on this journey even when their grasping hands are holding on to the wind. We can but learn, and then hope in our learning, to inform others of what we have discovered to help them on their way in our shared pilgrimage.  

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My journey through Exodus is almost finished for 2022, and if I return to it this year, I’ll be surprised. In the last couple of weeks, my focus has primarily been on Exodus, but today I have a hodgepodge of thoughts and observations to share, not only about Exodus but also from Psalms. My hope, as always, is that you’ll find something worthy in what I’m sharing. Even if it is just a stew of thoughts and observations. 

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Sometimes I think people see God as some mysterious being who speaks in riddles saying wise things no one can really understand. Jesus taught in parables that might be difficult to comprehend sometimes, but God wants us to understand Him. This is why God never speaks to us in a language we don’t recognize. He’s not going to start talking to you in Chinese if you only speak English and French. 

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“What does is it mean to be holy?” I searched Google today using this phrase and got about 129,000 results. If you do the same search without using quotation marks, you’ll get about 890 million. For the most part, the word holy is associated with God. This makes it a unique word, of sorts since anyone using holy is probably talking about God. This is why I find 890 million results interesting. It tells me people are interested in holiness.

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