“Who is the LORD, that I Should Obey His Voice?” (Exodus 4:29-6:27)

In wrestling with God’s providence, one thing we particularly struggle with is God’s timing.  We want God to change things NOW, and we do not understand why God seems to be so laggard, so willing to let evils persist or even intensify without addressing them.  We need to remember that God is neither passive nor … Continue reading “Who is the LORD, that I Should Obey His Voice?” (Exodus 4:29-6:27)

From a Son of God to a Shepherd in the Wilderness (Exodus 2)

In this chapter we have three vignettes of Moses’s life: how he was saved from the genocide being perpetrated against his people; his failed attempt at delivering his people, and his flight to Midian (today in northwestern Saudi Arabia).  Interestingly, when Stephen the Deacon recounts Moses’s role in redemptive history in Acts 7:17-43, he spends … Continue reading From a Son of God to a Shepherd in the Wilderness (Exodus 2)

Joseph, the Bridge Between the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants (Gen. 37-50)

The Joseph narrative is the longest in Genesis, occupying nearly a quarter of the book by itself.  The length may be due to the fact that this narrative would have been the most relevant to God’s people as they came out of Egypt, connecting the covenant promises God gave to the patriarchs with the fulfillment … Continue reading Joseph, the Bridge Between the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants (Gen. 37-50)