Day 33

Day 33 Reading – Exodus Chapter 10-12

Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the LORD. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.”

But Moses said, “You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the LORD our God. Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the LORD our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the LORD.”   Exodus 10:24-26 NIV

I can’t even recall how many times I have heard, read, watched this story.

But today I saw something new.
Pharoah tried to strike a bargain.
Pharoah offered Moses a deal.
Go, leave, worship, but leave behind your flocks and herds.

Moses stood strong and would not accept the compromise.

His people needed the animals for sacrifice and worship as God had prescribed.
I would have been tempted to take the deal.
After 430 years of captivity in Egypt, this was the chance to leave!
But not at this expense says Moses.

I wonder what we have sacrificed in getting to where we are as a people of faith?

Is our worship as prescribed by God?

Is it possible, we so quickly found our freedom for worship that we have forgotten how to freely worship?

Day 34 Reading – Exodus Chapter 13-15


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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