still life from Old Woman Praying Maes

“You First …”

Talk about “throwing someone under the bus,” here are the People of Israel to Moses:

So now why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of YHWH our God any longer, we shall die. For who is there of all flesh that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and remained alive?

Go near, you yourself, and hear all that YHWH our God will say. Then tell us everything that YHWH tells you, and we will listen and do it. (Deuteronomy 5:25-27)

Go ahead, Moses.

Go do something we just now said would be certain death.

We’ll wait …

woman dressed in peasant garb reading a large book with a pencil in hand
Deuteronomy 5:22-27 is in the daily lectionary for March 26

still life from Old Woman Praying Maes

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