All those laws…

Read Exodus 21
Focus on verse 1rules

A society without laws is a society in a state of anarchy. Without some kind of laws that the majority of people respect, the strong abuse the weak, and there is no security. The only constant is fear. In today’s reading Moses records some of the laws God gave to his people to set them apart from other cultures around them. The Continue reading

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Idols…

Read Exodus 20
Focus on verse 235E749336-BFD5-42B8-98D2-D5A9A9DF20A7-12784-0000283630F0195C

When I hear the word “idol” the first image that comes to my mind is some kind of image made of gold or silver, set up in a little shrine where people come to make requests or give gifts to their “god”. In today’s reading God instructs Moses to inform the people that this kind of activity is strictly forbidden, even if they claim it helps Continue reading

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Untouchable…

Read Exodus 19
Focus on verse 12-13397DD58A-270F-4373-9B7E-3F04559BCB8A-12627-000027E3D28F99EF

In March of 2017 there was a man who succeeded in scaling the outer wall of the Whitehouse grounds in Washington D.C. and who thankfully was caught by security personnel before doing anything seriously harmful. I am not certain if it was ever made public regarding what his intentions were. To some extent his intentions are Continue reading

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Good Advice…

Read Exodus 18
Focus v. 24Advice Word Means Advising Advise Recommend Or Advised

Over the years I have given and received all kinds of advice. Some of it was good advice much of it was not so good advice. There is only one way to determine whether advice is good or not…one has to listen to it. It is relatively harmless to listen to bad advice, as long as one recognizes it for what it is. On the other hand, it Continue reading

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Leadership…

Read Exodus 17
Focus on verse 4AD063DBC-C76A-4D7C-BB08-B3FF7CAC9C1E-4363-00000D6A5527A132

Leadership is not for the faint of heart or for those with a thin skin. Leadership requires the fortitude to believe and move forward even when most of those who are following are pushing in the opposite direction. There is a delicate balance of encouragement, humility and tenacity that gives effective leaders the ability to move Continue reading

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How much is enough?

Read Exodus 16
Focus on verse 18more-money

One of the world’s wealthiest men was once asked about how many dollars he would need before he would have enough; his answer apparently was, “just one more”. It would seem that it is in our nature as humans to never be satisfied with what we have. There is an old saying, “The grass always looks greener on the other side of the Continue reading

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Memory Problems?

Read Exodus 15
Focus on verse 24785308E4-3157-43F5-8C0D-6E66D457FB59-11535-00002461A9F98C4A

I remember when we lived up north and a long and cold winter would set in by early November with an abundance of snow, and we’d all be griping and complaining about the cold and the ice and shoveling driveways and freezing pipes. In a matter of a few short months, the snow melted and and we’d all be eager for Continue reading

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