We all want to hear from God. We cry out, “God, where are you?” and when we hear nothing we can become despondent. But the fact is that when God does talk to His people, the message is rarely one that is easy to hear. Especially when the messenger looks nothing like you expect.
Throughout Scripture we read of men who were the chosen vessel to accomplish part of God’s plan. Men like Moses, David, Jeremiah, Paul and more. These are men who were chosen to be vessels for honor. But when we consider this topic, we gloss over that there were more men chosen in Scripture than these. Men chosen as Vessels for destruction.
In the Bible we are told to speak the name of God. We are to call upon His name and to not take His name in vain. The Name of God is something that has a lot of importance connected to it throughout scripture. But what is that name? Is it something that can be pronounced, or is it something more than that?
When we come to the book of Exouds, we read the name “Exodus” and so that is what we expect to find in this book, and we are not disappointed. But when we examine the entirety of the book, the events of the Exodus end in chapter 20. And yet there are 20 more chapters after this point. The exodus is only half of this story. Is there something more? A greater topic in play in this book?
As we close out the book of Genesis, one idea is readdressed. The concepts of Good and Evil. And if we look at scripture as a whole, we may discover that we have some ideas about God and about good that are not quite accurate. What does it mean to know good and evil and to live our lives according to these definitions?