The Purpose of the Exile

We’ve looked at the reasons for the Exile before. But let’s use today’s Bible reading* to look at the purpose of the Exile. Again, the reasons were that God’s people had turned from God to follow the gods of the nations around them. From the kings to the common people — except for a few…

The Leaders of the People Challenge God’s Sovereign Choice of Aaron as their Priestly Leader

Once again, the people have rejected God’s sovereign choice of their leader. To indicate whom God had chosen to serve as the priestly leader of the people, God told Moses to collect a staff from each of the Israelite tribes. He was to write the name of the tribe on the staff and write Aaron’s…