Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Am I the only one who has trouble reading through the book of Exodus? The other day I was watching “Moses” on TBN. It was the standard from bulrushes to the promised land story but I must admit that there were parts of the movie where I wasn’t sure if the movie makers took some poetic license or if the events were biblical. So I picked up my Bible and started with Exodus 1:1. I was doing great with reading. I still can’t seem to name all the plagues, much less name them in order…sort of reminds me of trying to name the 7 dwarfs because I ALWAYS seem to forget Bashful. Anyways I reading along and it’s all pretty exciting reading until I get to….can you guess…yes..Exodus 21. It’s right after the Ten Commandments. Then comes the rest of laws and they go on for quite a few chapter. At first, very interesting reading, laws about how to treat slaves, laws about property, laws about justice. I found it all fascinating. Got me thinking about the way our justice system works today. Then I turned the page and BAM! It’s all about the offerings for the Tabernacle and building The Ark.
Maybe it I were into carpentry and the like I’d find this all fascinating but this is about where I lose interest and move on to another book. I’ve heard Leviticus and Numbers are equally riveting so I usually skip over to Joshua. I do realize that you can’t read through the entire Bible by skipping books in the Bible so if anyone has any suggestions for making it through the mind-numbing details found in the rest of Exodus please let me know how you get through it.