Student Teaching in the New Millenium

In God’s Shoes

In Exodus on January 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

Days are tough sometimes
When I talk, and only the
bricks hear what I say.

They talk back, saying
“What do you mean? I don’t know!”
I enjoy good tea.

Parsha Waera

And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘See, I have set thee in God’s stead to Pharaoh.’

Exodus 7.1

Does God actually make Moses a capital-G God here?  This is a fantastic statement to make, given God’s position on other gods, capital-G or small-g. What’s going on here?  See Great Expectations for Moses’ human credentials.

Is Moses being set up as a God? Or is Moses simply getting a crash course in God-hood? Compare the exchanges between Moses and Pharoah over the next two chapters, between Moses and the Israelites over the rest of the Torah, and between God and people over the rest of recorded human history.

How often do people tell God, “no”?

How often do people tell you, “no”?

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