It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Arguing with God, Reflection on Exodus 32:7-14

The Lord reacts to the people's wish to substitute a visible god for the one that they can't see at the moment. The Lord seems willing to give them up, calls them "your people" when speaking to Moses.

Moses intercedes once more. He makes two arguments:

What would the Egyptians say if they hear that you have given up on these people?

Remember your promise to Abraham.

God does not destroy these unfaithful people. But, there are consequences. Read the rest of the chapter.

Lectio Divina: Exodus 32:11

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