Good morning fellow readers. Well as I have already said in previous blogs there are some strange stories in the OT. Moses taking advice from his father in-law surely has to be one of those stories. Even though it seems like great advice (My in-laws are visiting if ya wondering).
Three things strike me about today’s reading. 1) God is a holy God and to approach him without his consent meant death (that God for Jesus). 2) The detail of the law – it’s like God knew how annoying we can be and how we always look for loop holes. 3) God’s compassion for the vulnerable – as seen in his laws about widows and children etc.
We follow a powerful God who hates sin but has great compassion for his people.