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Wednesday Wanderings for February 12

Tonight, the kids are moving from Saul to David….assuming that we continue on and have church tonight.

As we come to this point in the history of Israel, a few questions are worth asking. First of all, what do we learn here about hereditary dynasties? Or, perhaps, about nepotism?

I think the crucial concept here is that faithfulness is part of God’s approval process for His leaders. It is not just a question of who your father was, nor who signed your recommendation form. It is a matter of continued obedience to God’s Word.

The next question that comes into play is the concept of transferrable skills. Do we only look for people with the exact right mix of experiences? Or are we willing to see the analogous skillset from other areas? David’s best work as King of Israel comes when he is shepherding.

What about us? Do we look only at bare skills or concepts that people can understand?

The focus for tonight is that God does not judge as people do. God judges right, all the time, all the way.

The adults will continue on with the Exodus. It’s time to talk about what the 10 Commandments are and are not. We had a great Q&A time Sunday night, including talking about why God waited until the Exodus to give those Commandments.

So, we’ll talk tonight about how the Mosaic Covenant shows the character of God and how sin is not violating the Law. Instead, sin is violating God’s holiness. The Law shows us what His holiness requires.

It’s an important distinction, and it weighs on New Testament-based theology.

Of course, we’ll all be full and sleepy after a great meal from our Feed-the-Flock crew. They’ve got ham, mac-and-cheese, and other goodies for us.

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