Manna and Mercy

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18. Favoritism and Division

Summary: Israel started to become what they had left behind in Egypt: they wanted a king. God doesn’t want them to go down this path but does help them chose a king through Samuel. An oppressive hierarchy results. Favoritism can be a strong form of oppression – it creates doubt about whether you are worthy or loved. Apartheid was a system which favored one group over another. Love unites and transforms instead of dividing. Prophets see the present in light of God’s promised future and they name that promised future in the present. God is not into religion but rather relationships.

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