Friday, August 25, 2023

August 25, 2023

We need to start telling the children the whole story, not just the convenient bits and pieces broken down for easy consumption. I say this because the images we get as children stick with us as adults. Even though I've read the Bible many times and in different versions, simply reading it without in-depth study, my mind still goes back to the childhood version of the stories. Picture the cartoon-like images of Moses on the mountain getting the Ten Commandments from God. Do you see Aaron there with him? I don't. Yet, he was there! He and Moses were the only ones allowed on the mountain. And from the scriptures, it seemed dark and scary, with thunder, lightning, and loud trumpets, commanding reverence and fear of God. We don't think children can handle such stories, but they can because their minds are sponges and can soak up every detail. Not knowing the whole truth makes me feel like I've been deceived my entire life. Though it's not a big deal that Aaron is missing from the image in my mind, it makes me wonder what else I've missed. 

If you haven't begun studying the Bible, chapter by chapter and verse by verse, I recommend starting. Without knowing God's Word, there is no way to get the truth or recognize the lies.

And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them. Exodus 19:24

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