I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I’ve last put anything on my blog. Here it is, Saturday again, and it’s time for another Bible in a Year entry.
This week I was reading in Exodus, starting with the last plague and going through the instructions for building the tabernacle. When I was younger, I didn’t like reading all the laws and instructions found in many of these first books. As I was reading it this time, I noticed some of the similarities and foreshadowing to Christ that occur. All the symbolism, the rituals established to remind the Israelites of what happened in Egypt and of their need for a Savior.
Then, of course, there’s God’s constant patience with the Israelites. How long was it before they started grumbling and complaining? How many times did Moses go before God with yet another complaint from the people? And, finally (at least in my reading this week), the people worshiping the golden calf. God finally saying "Enough is enough" and telling Moses the people would have to continue without his presence. But yet, being loving and merciful enough to listen to the pleas of His people.
I’ve decided these passages aren’t the boring ones I remember from my youth. There’s enough in them to make me be in awe of our loving, heavenly Father.
To see what others are reading this week, go to Suzy’s Scribbles