Words and power. Moses the man of God pronounced...
When we speak with a certain intent, something, that may not-have… happens.
According to our views about God ranging from; non-existent, absent, present but distant, not-separate/at-all/in-all, all controlling and not-intervening or... active and responsive. Are we likely to engage?
We . . .
The invisible lands of justice. The realm or sphere ('Kingdom') of God, requires Joshuas, to take what's given. God's to give. Ours to receive and to give…
Battles with unseen squatters, miscreants – driving for war, destruction on a world-wide order. Bankers behind, mercenaries upfront. Exploiting tribal . . .
Actually got a little something from interactions with people. A realise. A seen-evident but surprising, or at least – call for emphasis. Applies to all, but particularly for the struggle in believing God – or that much about… God.
Here sayeth: God is gentle.
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
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If you remain hostile… refuse to listen… and so it comes to God having to forcefully shape a people 'good' and right-with. Traditional Christian theology is clear, tomorrow's world couldn't be worse for all who refuse to turn and come to Christ. Not only that, but levels of obedience must be consistently met and this can be, . . .
Hiding to be 'out there'. God invites us to be safe so... we're dangerous. To injustice, physical war and suffering. Nowhere we're told, life's battles on these fronts will disappear, this side of Jesus 'return' – but neither are we told to take this as tantamount to giving-up on liberty for revival. And let-up, . . .
Readings are in 'general welfare'. The benefit system? You can eat from anyone’s garden or field but mustn't do takeaways. Growers must leave the edges when harvesting and not go back, picking-up every last… throughout the field.
Love your neighbours, refugees, those with physical disabilities, family… and on. Watch it… no . . .
Holy – being separate/d to God – is illustrated here in the 'people of God' and their way with animals – (Husbandry).
But why all the detailed practicalities? Some could be hygienic wisdom and without better understanding the background and context God faced, not fully appreciate how the hearers received these instructions and . . .