The Staff Of God by Jeff Strite

The Staff Of God
Jeff Strite
Exodus 4:1-4

This past week I got to wondering about a few things.
For instance:
1. If you throw a cat out a car window, does it become cat litter?
2. When a cow laughs, does milk come out its nose?
3. Since a fool and his money are soon parted, how did that fool and his money get together in the first place?
4. How do they get deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
5. We're presently in hunting season, and it got me to thinking: when its tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
6. What is another word for thesaurus?
7. Why is abbreviation such a long word?
8. How do you know when it's time to tune your bagpipes?
9. Why is there an expiration date on a sour cream container?
10. Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one?
11. If you shoot a mime, should you use a silencer?
12. Is it true, that cannibals won't eat clowns because they taste funny?
13. Why isn't phonetics spelled the way it sounds?
14. Why do TV stations report power outages?
15. What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man?
16. If a bald man comes to Charlie for haircut (a local barber who's deacon here) does he charge half price?

APPLY: Those are all silly Questions. They don't make sense and they're not supposed to.
And - at first glance - in our text today, God Himself seems to be asking a silly question:
(pause)
''Moses, what's in your hand?''

I. Didn't God know what Moses had in his hand?

Well, of course He did - He's God. So why ask the question? Why ask something that is so obvious to both God and Moses? Well, God asked that question because there was something about that staff something that it represented for Moses.

You see, this staff symbolized everything Moses owned. He was a shepherd, and his sheep were down on the side of the mountain grazing on what grass they could find there. Well, actually they weren't even his sheep, they belonged to his father-in-law. Quite literally, its possible tha ...


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