A Gambling God

A Gambling God “You have blessed the work of (Job’s) hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only … Continue reading A Gambling God

The Hidden Face of God

The Hidden Face of God  Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the Lord had descended upon it in fire. Moses would speak and God would answer him in thunder. Exodus 19:18,19b There is a stark contrast between the God presented in the first three chapters of Genesis and the God described in the … Continue reading The Hidden Face of God

The Fiery Face of God

The Fiery Face of God There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.” Exodus 3:2 Fire is an amazing phenomenon, almost like something outside of the rest of creation. Its sustenance requires three … Continue reading The Fiery Face of God

A Wrestling God

A Wrestling God  Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the … Continue reading A Wrestling God