Tag Archives: Sabbath

Exodus 35-36 Beginning the Construction of the Tabernacle

The final six chapters of the book of Exodus echo Exodus 25-31. In many places I will refer to the appropriate discussion from those chapters which lay out the plan of the tabernacle, the holy items that are within the … Continue reading

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Exodus 31: The Artisans, The Sabbath and the Tablets

Exodus 31:1-11 The Divinely Gifted Artisans The LORD spoke to Moses: 2 See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 3 and I have filled him with divine spirit,1 with … Continue reading

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Exodus 23: Justice, Celebration and Presence

Exodus 23:1-9 And Justice for All  You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with the wicked to act as a malicious witness. 2 You shall not follow a majority in wrongdoing; when you bear witness … Continue reading

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Exodus 16: A Crisis of Trust

Exodus 16: 1-36 The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 5: The Ten Commandments Revisited

Deuteronomy 5: 1-21 The Ten Commandments Revisited Moses convened all Israel, and said to them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances that I am addressing to you today; you shall learn them and observe them diligently. 2 The LORD … Continue reading

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Snow Day    

The snow and the ice bring the wheels of civilization creaking to a halt And for a day the factories and the machines enjoy a Sabbath Yet, I in my imagined self-importance somehow feel propelled To continue to work while … Continue reading

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The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

It is not the unreachable bar of perfection that we strive to attain day after day The unending race to outpace our neighbors, our competitors or ourselves It is not the daily grind of constantly trying to achieve and be … Continue reading

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