Moses was saved from death when his mother, Yocheved, floated him down the Nile River in a small basket, where he was discovered and saved by the daughter of ... ... middle of paper ... ...he Ten Commandments. Moses next prepared to lead the people from Mount Sinai to the promised land of Israel. However, the Israelite people, accustomed to slavery and uncertain of freedom, soon rebelled against God. They became convinced that they could not conquer the new land, and they constantly questioned Moses' leadership and their own faith in God. As a consequence, the generation that left Egypt was not allowed to enter the promised land.
In the first five book of the Bible, the Torah, man must perform sacrifices, like God demonstrated for Adam, in order to maintain purity and sanctification from sin. Yet, mankind performs sacrifices again and again because they could not stop sinning, which, consequentially, ends in more laws. Man’s actions and sacrifices alone result in separation from God, but... ... middle of paper ... ...t the message of the Torah gives hope to all readers that a final sacrifice will be given to restore a relationship with God because the sacrifices offered by man are not sufficient enough. Although God brings down punishment upon multiple generations throughout the Torah, His unconditional love and mercy tends to always be present. Although man continues to sin, God delivers His people and saves them from death.
However, one of the events that led the people of Israel to want to be ruled by a king was the fact of the war that the people of the Philistines had with them. “God reminded them through the prophet Samuel that He was their king, but that wasn’t enough.” This somehow was what lit the diabolical desire to have a king like the other nations, who was to fight their battles for them, and also to no longer be go... ... middle of paper ... ...As Solomon got older, some of his wives led him to worship their gods. He wasn't like his father David, who had worshiped only the LORD God.” (CEV) There is no doubt that ignoring the divine, it brings disastrous consequences, and that's exactly what happened to Solomon. It is sad to note that although this man was loved and chosen by God, and having witnessed the grace and mercy of The Most High, he put aside the divine promises of God, “Unfortunately, Solomon lost most of God’s blessings in the duration of one short chapter due to covenant disobedience.” In the division of the kingdom which brought more problems was the creation and implementation of a new system of worship in which God was not the center of it. From here today’s Christians should take a lesson that there is only one system of worship that has not been established by any man, but by God Himself.
They go against Ezeulu's advice, and things go bad... ... middle of paper ... ...orld of change, the old priest is not flexible enough to adapt, so he is swept aside. The story of the old priest is actually the story of all his people in all the six villages. They forget their religion, and they accept the religion of their conquerors. Ezeulu forgets first, and then the people forget. The people created the god Ulu when they united the six villages to form Umuaro.
Just like we disobey our parents, the people of Israel disobeyed God. Then they would bring judgment upon themselves and get themselves into trouble, they would cry out for deliverance. God saves them once again and they are happy with God and themselves, then they disobey again. Creation: The Bible begins with Genesis; when the very fibres of the world came into
The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible The story of the Golden Calf illustrates the inherent fallibility of man. It starts out when the people ask Aaron to “make us gods, which shall go before us.” Despite the fact that God had spoken to them just days earlier commanding them not to make themselves any graven images, Aaron doesn’t argue too strongly against this, immediately asking them to turn over any gold jewelry they have so that he may make them a figure of worship. This choice of material symbolizes man’s covetous nature, perhaps also implying that Aaron feared to go against God’s wishes directly, and so he chose gold in the hope that the people would be loathe to part with it. However, they readily hand over their wealth, which Aaron makes into a statue of a golden calf. In this too, Aaron compromises; while the people asked him to make them “gods,” he chooses to make a single figure, and states that it is the God that brought them out of Egypt.
Saul had a remarkable gift at administration, strategy, and government. His imperfection was that he underrated himself. God had given him an incredible victory over Israel’s adversaries, yet he had trouble believing God to liberate him and the nation from opposition. Therefore, this caused Saul to be incompetent because he failed in administering the church (1 Sam. 13), family (1 Sam.
Her actions shows Christians that in times of needs it is not always about yourself, it is about the people in need around you. Those who are weaker and more fragile need the help of others to keep them motivated and pursuing in what is right. All in all, Christianity has been highly impacted on the works of these loyal martyrs. Their love and friendship with God drove them to seek what was right even when they had to put their lives at risk. “We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor; and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king” (“Famous Trials” 13).
First, Jeremiah’s word of choice when describing his prosecutors and God is similar yet the image of each is different. Though Jeremiah blame God for the cause of his suffering saying, “you deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed” (Jeremiah 20:7). The image of God revealed a holy warrior when “he rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked” (Jeremiah 20:13); for example when God rescues Israel from Egypt. When he was recused from the Israelites who were about to denounce him and praises to God, “the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail” (Jeremiah 20:11). The people of Israel, Jeremiah’s prosecutors, the ones that were actually causing the suffering of Jeremiah by mocking him.
I’ll make you as a god to Pharaoh and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. You are to speak everything I command you, and your brother Aaron will tell it to Pharaoh. Then he will release the Israelites from his land.” 7: 10 “Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did what God commanded.” Nevertheless in some way Moses failed to complete the task well enough and therefore readers need not to look to Moses as an example of success in the Bible.