From Order to Chaos
The love and affection shown to Moses by the royal household in Egypt was not strong enough to lure him away from his roots. All the wealth and influence he accrued could not take his heart away from the pain and suffering of his people. In fact, he willingly exchanged it for the freedom of his people.
At a time when some of the Israelites had settled and prospered in Exile, the Elders were careful in crafting this story in their bid to galvanise the people for the purposes of nation building.
The story of Moses will not only serve their era, it becomes a template as they struggled for survival amidst the geopolitical tensions of their world.
Instead of individualism, they preached collectivism. They encoded this idea not just in the Text, but in the psyche of the people.
It will later manifest in the messianic concept, embodied in the leader that sacrifices all, even in the face of death. Not one who amasses wealth to themselves, but the one who is a channel of blessings towards the people. One who will fight for their cause and welfare.
The legend of Moses becomes increasingly important in an era of greed and materialism. It is a struggle against oppression and socioeconomic injustices. A struggle for progress and prosperity here on earth, and not just in the world to come. It brings God’s kingdom and his will here on earth, as it is in heaven.
The Elders were careful in articulating this all important point – never neglect your own, especially when you have the means or influence to enhance their quality of life.
Join us as we draw inspiration from Exodus.
Join us at 3pm for From Order to Chaos: a study on Exodus
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Healingsprings fellowship: Human Capital Development
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