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God and Pharoah: A Meditation on the Exodus Plagues

Reading through the plagues in Exodus, I noticed something I had not noticed before.

God time.

That’s right: God gives a timeline. He says “I will do this tomorrow.” I have always struggled with Grecian views of deity and time, that somehow the divine is apart from time, and time is separate from the divine.

The bible is full of images of God responding at this time, or that time. The bibleĀ is full of God’s responsiveness to humans, which leads me to my next observation.

Is God gracious and merciful?

The plagues of Egypt seem like worst case scenario type stuff. I mean, I really would not want to experience them. We tend to think that God does this just because of His Holiness and Righteous wrath, but I was struck again with His compassion.

For the Egyptians.

If God is truly God, then people pretending to be Him is about the worse government a person could live under. And Pharoah was not just the leader of ancient Egypt. He was the son of Ra, the morning star, and all that. The plagues were a battle between God and the worship of that which is not Him.

If you think about Black Lives Matter and the fear of the American government. If you think about the totalitarian regimes around the world where people live in fear of their lives, the grace of God is shown clear in this instance of Exodus.

We cannot be God, no matter how hard we want to.

Any attempt to sit on His throne leads to generations of torture and neglect.

In this area, God was calling not just Israel, but the nation of Egypt to place no being on the throne of power but God.

I see the plagues as an opportunity for Egypt as much for Israel. Those who trusted God and listened to Him were saved. Those who trusted the power of man against God were not.


On Growing Up

I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid they got a million toys at Toys R us that I can play with I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid they got the best for so much less, it’ll really flip your lid From bikes to trains to video… Continue Reading

Do I Write or Do I Lead?

I am a business owner. I am also a writer. Do I spend my time writing and submitting my writing to be published? Do I spend my time working to build a business with multiple streams of income? I want to build buildings, invest in new technology, grow businesses, and grow as a father, husband,… Continue Reading

On Organic Growth

I remember a phrase my father, Pastor Randy, often says about church growth: a growing church is a messy church, because you have baby Christians. Babies always come with diapers. It is difficult to remember now as I build businesses, work with various ministries, love my wife and children, that in many ways I am… Continue Reading

How Do We Respond to #MeToo?

How Do We Respond to #MeToo?

Not Her Have You Seen The #MeToo Campaign? After reading in the news about the Harvey Weinstein accusations, we have all borne witness to the numbers of women from all walks of life who post their #metoo stories. Or just a post. I agree with the idea to bring up discussion and hopefully help people… Continue Reading

How do You Test the Voice of God?

How do You Test the Voice of God?

Do you believe that God still speaks today to those who are listening? I believe that His Spirit is still active and engaged in our lives, and that we can quiet our hearts and minds and hear God’s still small guidance within our own mind. But, with such a bold idea and vision for hearing… Continue Reading

The Handmaid’s Tale Review

Image Courtesy of IMDB I watched Handmaid’s Tale this week, the latest in the “adult” themed shows on Hulu this last week, and I found some interesting political and philosophical themes in the show’s universe, as well as some glaringly obvious problems with the show. Here is Paul Davis Radio’s Handmaid’s Tale Review. Entertainment Review:… Continue Reading

The Handmaid’s Tale Review

Why I Still Think We Should Privatize Marriage

It has been 2 years since the US Supreme Court redefined marriage as between any two adults, overthrowing the rights of states to define marriage according to religious, scientific or other moral bases. Two years ago, many people, like this Politico article author thought that polygamy, polyamory, or other deviant legal structures were next on… Continue Reading

A Dance Before Glory

I was standing in a room with some 500 other men, as we all shouted, clapped our hands and stomped our feet. On stage, a performer danced a little jig to some inspirational music, the crowd went wild. This was not a performance by a famous dancer, it wasn’t a risque dance by some teenage… Continue Reading