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Curiosity: Good Or Bad?

“So Moses said, ‘I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up'” (Ex 3:3).

Who has not been fascinated with Curious George, the little monkey who’s always getting into trouble because of his curiosity, and when he gets into trouble he digs himself deeper? Children, as well as adults, have been delighted by this series of stories for over fifty years.


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God’s GPS

“And the Lord God called unto the man, and said unto him, ‘Where art thou?'” (Genesis 3:9).

Probably no one who has ever read this verse believes that God did not know where Adam was after he and Eve sinned. It is apparent from the verses that follow that God was asking where Adam was spiritually.


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No Imitations

Deuteronomy 18:9-14

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“When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there. For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you. But you must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you are about to displace consult sorcerers and fortune-tellers, but the LORD your God forbids you to do such things.” (Deuteronomy 18:9-14)

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Child sacrifice and occult practices were strictly forbidden by God. These practices were common among pagan religions. Israel’s own neighbors actually sacrificed their children to the god Molech (Leviticus 20:2-5).


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