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I Am the Lord Your God
I really liked the analogy of Pharaoh and God in a boxing ring. Pharaoh’s defiant attitude seems to fit that of the over confident boxer who greatly underestimates his opponent. God’s allowing one punch to be thrown before he completely dismantles all the powers of Egypt is like the superior fighter allowing his foe to give it his best shot. When God is done with Pharaoh there is no question who is the superior power. The point, however, is not about power. What God is desiring is relationship.
God doesn’t have anything to prove. He has no need to show off or boost his ego by performing mighty deeds. God descends into the boxing ring so that we might know him. We are the ones held captive to power. We are the one’s who are so easily deluded and seduced by the powers that influence and control our lower story living. The boxing match God had with Sin (in the death and resurrection of Jesus) demonstrated for all time that He is the only true power in all the universe. But Jesus didn’t come to earth so that God could “prove” something. It’s all about relationship.
As we are reminded each week of our journey through The Story, God loves humanity and is doing everything he can to be in relationship with the humans he has created. As we learned this week, God’s biggest challenge is not the powerful Pharaoh’s of life, but getting the people he loves to recognize him and know him. Helping us with our feeble, fickle memories is God’s greatest challenge.