It’s been a real problem for me.
This week we are reading Exodus 20-24. You’ll notice there are a lot of rules. What do you think about God’s Laws– helpful? hopeful? capricious? mean? rigid? liberating?
I’m asking this question as I write: What do God’s laws tell us about God? What does He value? What’s important to His heart? What matters?
And then, what does it tell us about His people? If He gives this Law Gift to His people, how is that an expression of love, delight, and great care?
Shalom Auslander’s memoir is a well-written reflection on God as arbitrary, petty, and egocentric.
It breaks my heart.