If you've ever felt as though God is not active in your life, the book of Exodus is for you. If you've ever felt abandoned by God, the book of Exodus is for you. If you've ever wondered where God is in your life, what happened to the miracles, why he seems so distant or unconcerned, the book of Exodus is for you.
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If you regard the Bible as a holy text, one that has special force and authority in your life, I implore you – Read the Bible using the same approach you would use for any other type of communication. To do anything else (even unintentionally) is exceptionally dangerous. It neuters your holy text and places you (the reader) as the arbiter of meaning.
I was struck by the set up to the story of the feeding of the 5000 in the book of Matthew. (Mt 14:13ff.) Jesus had just heard about the death of John the Baptist. The text tells us that Jesus got in the boat attempting to get away to have some alone time, presumably to grieve, but people somehow heard what Jesus was up to and followed him.
There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about what scripture means when it exhorts us to fear God.