The Buck Stops Here (Exodus 19-22)

If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death. (Exodus 21:29) You might be tempted to think that President Truman was the first person to take responsibility for his own actions with his famous statement, "The Buck ... [Continue Reading]

A Sign From God (Exodus 7-9)

But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh’s heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.  Instead, he turned and went into his palace, and did not take even this to heart. (Exodus 7:22-23) When I was a kid, I used to pray that God would give me signs for things.  I remember once I asked God to ... [Continue Reading]

Life’s Unknown Paths (Exodus 4-6)

Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” (Exodus 4:1) I have come to the conclusion that God does not reveal the paths that lie ahead of us for the simple reason that we’re not fully capable of welcoming them with open arms.  The rational part of my brain likes to examine everything in minutiae, and such ... [Continue Reading]