God does not skimp on details

While reading though the book Exodus in the Bible, I had to laugh.

After the children of Israel escaped Egypt, they looked lost. But Moses goes up on a Mountain and hangs around or 40 days and 40 nights while God gives him instructions on what to do with the people.

The instructions were so detailed that I got bored reading. Here’s an example from Exodus 25: “They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it. 12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13 You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark by them. 15 The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you.”

Yea, that’s like me telling my husband to grasp the top edges of the 13-gallon plastic bag firmly with both hands and bring in together while pulling up out of the container. But before pulling completely out of the container, find the drawstring and pull on it from both sides to close in the top of the bag. Tie the drawstring together with an under the loop tie knot. Remove the bag from the container and backup two steps. Turn to the left and make another two steps. Turn to the right and walk 5 steps. Turn to the right again and make 4 steps. Open the back door. Walk through the door into the garage. Walk down 2 steps. Walk over to the garbage can, lift the lid and insert the bag into the can.

Or, I could say, Take out the garbage please.


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