God and Juice

Last night, as Amy and I conversed about 1 Samuel, Sabbaths, and Old and New Covenants, she expressed mild bewilderment at the fact that, if God doesn’t change, why does he swing from ordering a Sabbath-breaker’s stoning to sanctioning Sabbath wheat-picking? Likewise, could it be the same God who said “no pork” and “kill and eat?”

My response was an analogy: mixing powdered juice. First, I pour the water, then I stir in the Tang. Between pouring the water and stirring in the powder, have I turned into a different person?

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