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Moses anger reflected God's anger

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There, I did it! I did it!

I broke another rule.

I used an ampersand in my headline.

I have many excuses.

But, basically I’m guilty of yet another editorial sin.

Will I be banished by many for what I see as a necessary mistake?

Yes, of course I will be found guilty, black balled and banished.

Exiled like John.

Will I be accepted by a few understanding souls, who have made mistakes of their own?

Yes, of course, many will understand and extend an ever so humble hand.

The question is will anyone own me after such a sin?

The question is will anyone call me their very own?

The answer is yes!

There is but one who does not exclude.

I’ll say it before, like I’ve said so many times.

There is but one who does not exclude.

There is but one who redeems all who believe.

And his name is Jesus.

Jesus who withdrew from the crowds and spoke parables to the crowds.

When we behave like the world and clique up for any purpose other than to point all people to Jesus than we are the world.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 2 Timothy 4:3

When we all feel like someone somewhere has been fencing any type of table anywhere, than we are not focus on Jesus. When the standard scripted line speaks of making room at the table. Than Jesus was never invited to the table, because where Jesus is present, there is always room for one. You do remember Jesus speaking about the lost one? The lost one is not in the open. The lost one is not in the crowd of ninety and nine. The lost one is not a member of your Face Book Clacking Clique better know as Voking. The lost one may be the one Christendom is ok with labeling as marginalize. But the term marginalize in and of itself speaks to a position of exclusion.

I’m thankful JESUS is the KING of inclusion.

I’m thankful our God is a God of forgiveness.

I’m thankful God asked the murderer Moses to pen his own story.

I’m thankful God commanded the stuttering Moses to not only write but to speak.

The Lord then said to Moses, “Write this down on a scroll as a reminder and recite it to Joshua: I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek under heaven. Exodus 17:14

I’m so glad when writing truth Moses had the audacity to include the story of his plain and outright disobedience. Can you imagine telling the whole wide world ..? Oh by the way … after I hung out with the almighty for a good forty nights and days  … I had a bit of a temper tantrum with the Tablets of Testimony.

Can you imagine the shame and pain of Moses?

Well, that’s exactly what you will have to do is imagine, because shame and pain are not part of the narrative of Moses.

Feeling are not Facts.

And the facts are not laced with Moses’s fluffy feelings.

What we might notice from the text (Exodus 32) is Moses anger reflected God’s anger.

Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Exodus 32 :10

What we might notice from the text (Exodus 32) is Moses anger reflected God’s anger.

When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. Exodus 32 :10

If every lesson were pretty, there would be no balance … not to mention truth.

You are the salt of the earth.

You are the light of the world.

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Matthew 5:13-15

We are to be salt and light, not just light.