Friday, December 11, 2009

Asking the Almighty for ID

This is something going through my mind when I was working through Exodus.
ESV Exodus 5:2 But Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and moreover, I will not let Israel go."

In the word's of Leonard McCoy "You don't ask the Almighty for His ID."
There is of course a difference between Kirk challenging this false god who needs a starship--after all a real God would be transcendent and a sei--and Pharaoh assuming his superiority to YHWH.

I suppose one could draw rather trite comparisons between the malicious Star Trek V 'god' striking Kirk and YHWH striking down Pharaoh. These comparisons would be superficial laying only a gut sort of emotional reaction against God actual acting and judging. If, however, God was supremely sovereign, all-knowning, and all-wise--and indeed gracious--it would not be beyond his power to raise up a Pharaoh for the purpose of displaying His glory at the very moment Pharaoh thinks he is resisting God by rebelling.

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