Truth and Consequences series
The Directions of Truth
The Lord of all Ages give us directions through Truth. We engage our daily lives on the prospect of selfish expectations and most of the time ignore the obvious Truth in front of us because of self directed lust, the lack of desire or the overwhelming counter desires influence our decisions to operate in the Light of Truth and we encounter self-inflected nonsense (SIN) on a number of levels. The book of Exodus highlights the historical setting of the Children of God before, during and after periods of rebellion and the consequences of bondage which we know as slavery. God gave edicts, ordinances, statues and laws to be followed by those who wanted to associated with the Truth and would give consideration to the experiences that they encountered on their journey. Here in two chapters we see Truth and Consequences that balance each other in a very unique way, we are dealing with the same people in a the same time frame and they have been slaves and masters. Guidelines have been established that reflect a certain sensitivity toward servants (slaves) which leans or promotes a proclivity to Kindness and Understanding (capitalized to note the significance to Almighty God and not the normal considerations we associate with humanity). The eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth and so on standards of judgement given within a covenant setting and after the work of Jesus no longer has baring because we now have Grace. We look at the reference because it shows us in the infancy of mankind, God's creation when way left and Jesus came to bring us back to center! These scripture passages carry a lot of information but within this treatise the focus is on direction of Truth leading us to the sacrifice on the Cross for the Glory of God.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
El Emunah, The Faithful God (Deuteronomy 7:9); for the excellent example of Direction and the influence of Truth upon our desires to excel we say thank you. For the testimony of Your people who wandered in the wilderness, were slaves and became masters and became slaves again showing us that deliverance will come when we obey, we give You the praise. We decree and declare blessings upon those who understand that it is not our will but Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. And here we stand; For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.
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