Tag: moses

Journeying in Uncertainty

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us godswho will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives,…

The Promise of Passover

Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.  If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine…

Moving On

“Moses died there in the land of Moab, Moses the servant of God, just as God said. God buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth Peor. No one knows his burial site to this very day.” -from Deuteronomy 34 Moses died, alone, on a mountain named Nebo. From the top of this mountain, it is claimed that he…

Pause

Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. Deuteronomy 5:15 Laura Ingalls Wilder left behind, as part of her written legacy, some pretty harsh descriptions of keeping the Sabbath. Lots of Bible reading, lots…

Glory

Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” -from Exodus 33 When last we left our happy band… well, that’s not entirely accurate. When last we left our band, they were, in fact, relatively unhappy. Moses disappeared into the fire on the mountain, swallowed up in smoke, learning the low-down on God’s holy law. When he did not immediately return,…

Calves Of Gold

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain,they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” -from Exodus 32 We often think of our memories as being similar to…

Commanded

If a man hits a manservant or maidservant in the eye and destroys it, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the eye. And if he knocks out the tooth of a manservant or maidservant, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the tooth.  If a bull gores a man or a woman to death,…

Moses’ Arms

It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. But Moses’ hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. So his hands remained steady until the sun…