I have been giving considerable thought to the bird’s-eye-view of the series of events we are reading about in Exodus right now. I had some new observations I thought worth sharing with you. If you recall, the last few chapters have had a varied array of behavior by our friends (so like us) – the Children of Israel. The narrative jumps back and forth between two levels of description. The descriptions of actual events that occurred on fateful days in their lives are interspersed with the detailed descriptions of God’s commands for how to construct and operate their new system of worship on a national level. It is unlike the way human authors typically write a narrative. That’s clearly because it is not a human Author.

Do you lead a super busy life? You probably chuckle because you are just getting around to reading this two weeks later than September 26 – since you’ve been too busy to peruse it until now, right? I think most of us could claim the dubious reality of living jam-packed, crazy-busy lives. The pressures of being students, or holding down jobs, or family obligations, or social activities, or travels, or maintaining homes, or a mixture of all of the above, can usually fill our time – and then some.