BIY 2016, Jan 29
Sometimes, especially in the Old Testament, we encounter things we don't understand or that bumps up against what our culture views as "right" or "wrong". It's important to understand the culture in which the Israelites lived and the pagan worship that was prevalent at that time which required the laws found in Exodus. I encourage you to find credible commentary to accompany your reading and to be heavily in prayer when you find yourself angry or confused about scripture.
I also always bring myself back to Isaiah 55:8- “'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 NIV
This part of scripture was a huge source of my faith being stretched. I had to dig deep and wrestle with God's sovereignty. Was God really Sovereign and Just and Right, or was He only those things when He made sense to me?
Continuing on...we're very close to finishing up Exodus!
Jan 29 Reading: Exodus 25-28
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