“Asa, I wonder why Moshua climbed up the Holy Mountain to get the Ten Commandments, after he had been judge for so long. Isn’t that what you call putting the court before the laws? (tee-hee-hee shrug shrug.)
And if there are supposed to be only Ten Commandments, then why does Moshua go on and on about what to do and what not to do? What to wear, what to eat! It seems like there are ten thousand commandments to me.
And did you hear the latest? Love your enemy! If someone steals from you, let them have it! If he takes your shirt give him your coat too! And get this...if you want to be king you must be a servant to all. Do you think Moshua is getting too much sun Asa?
I don’t want to scare you but Zephora told me that she overheard Moshua tell some people that the Promise Land is in the heart. Now I am really confused. Are we going somewhere or not?!”
Ben grabbed Asa’s arm forcing him to stop walking and looked into his eyes to search for the truth. He trusted in Asa as if God lived inside of him with all of His wisdom and knowledge.
“Ben, how did you know that Jacob was your father?”
“Asa, why are you changing the subject? I am thinking that maybe we should get off this merry-go-round to nowhere. Come with me.”
“Your father Ben, stay with me.”
“Asa, there was no doubt that Jake was my bubby. We had the exact same nose, curly black hair, we laughed at the same stupid jokes. My mother, God rest her soul used to tell people that if she didn’t know any better she would think that Jakala spit me out. I know who my father was.”
“Did you love your father Ben?”
“Love? Asa, I worshipped the ground he walked on. I would follow him around like a baby chick because I wanted to hear what he had to say to me. I used to fight with my brothers over the front seat of the cart when he would take us for a ride. I loved my father. Now will you answer my question Asa? Do you think we should jump ship? ”
“Ben, my friend, my brother, you did nothing to become Jacob’s son. A physical world is a world where death is inevitable. But if we want to go to a world where there is no death, where milk and honey flow endlessly, and where there is no war, then we must become sons and daughters of the immortal God. With His commandments, commands, advise and laws, He is telling us what He is like so we can make ourselves look like Him, act like Him, think like Him and be part of Him.”
“Think about it this way, the commands are like saying curly hair, green eyes, bushy brows. If we want to look like our new Father, then we go for the look so He can ID us as His own. Make sense Benny?”
“Are we going somewhere or not?”
“Yes, Ben, we are going to the place where all of our desires meet all of our efforts. It is the most real place in the cosmos. But if it isn’t in your heart, then it isn’t anywhere. Will you keep walking with me Ben?”