a reply to: Rasalghul
Text Why was Yahweh trying to kill his friend Moses? He messed with him bad by not letting him see the promised land, but this earlier event is just
God was not trying to kill Moses. The problem that most have is that they read in verses and not thought.
(22) And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
(23) And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
(24) And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
(25) Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
(26) So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.
(27) And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
First you must understand that all covenants between man and God are Blood Covenants. Blood is the life force of the terrestrial creation.
God told Moses that Israel (Jacob) was His firstborn and Moses very well understood that he and all of the Hebrews were under the covenant of Abram
(Abraham). This covenant required circumcision of all males in the house hold of all of the Hebrew tribes. They and their servants were considered
under the blood covenant of Abram. God then revealed to Moses that He would slay all of the firstborn of Egypt who were not under this covenant.
This was told to Moses in that Moses had not observed the covenant of Abram and that by Moses being of Egypt this would apply also to his first born
son. Moses had not honored Abram's covenant and had not circumcised Gershom his first born.
It was here that God being just and true to his word would have no alternative but to kill Moses' first born also. The only recourse was to
circumcise his son and honor the blood covenant. It was not Moses who was threatened but was his son who God would have to kill. Moses wanted to do
as he pleased but being a Levite was in violation of the Abramic covenant. He still had the teachings of the Egyptians in him in not circumcising
Gershom as a Levite was required to do. This forced Moses to adhere to the blood covenant of Abram.