November 9, 2013

Yahweh Is The Danger...

The following clip is one of the greatest moments in one of the greatest dramas in TV history. Walter White's "I am the danger" speech is quite simply epic.

However, it pales in comparison with the epic statement made to Isaiah the prophet who was pulled to the side by none other than Yahweh himself who went about flipping dread on its head.

For Yahweh spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the Yahweh of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken. (Isaiah 8:11–15 ESV)

Peter would later connect this "stone of offense" with Jesus, the messianic King, in his first epistle (1 Peter 2). The danger/dread/fear is to stumble over the Son - his dread is coming (Psalm 2:7-13). 

Walter White's danger was fleeting (and fictitious). The Son's danger is all too real. Have you "kissed the son" (Psalm 2:12)?

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