It's easy to see and condemn the impetuousness of the Israelites who with their own eyes had seen the miracles God had performed to free them and yet Paul points out that it is part of our sinful nature to worship created things rather than the Creator. Bibliolatry is the worship of a book, such as the Bible, and something easy to fall into as Christians. We should understand how difficult it is to worship an invisible, boundless god without getting caught up in the visible and symbolic things that we are given as tools to help us know him.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.