The first thing that really caught my eye was Scot's discussion of Exodus - God's liberation of the oppressed. I think this is a very natural way of looking at the Bible's message. It's found in the concerns of the Social Gospel, in James 2:15-16 (TM), in the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:35 (TM) and Luke 3:11 (TM) - just all over the place.
Here's how it strikes me: oppression occurs in your place, and you cry out to God. After some amount of time, when He finds it appropriate, He comes and takes you to the promised land.
- The promised land might be somewhere else, or it might somehow be right here.
- He might vanquish whatever is oppressing you, like Jesus did for the Gadarene man (TM), possessed by a legion of demons.
- He might reveal something of Himself that changes everything, like it did for the woman at the well (TM).
- He might do an Exodus (TM) on you.
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