I’ve started a new book.
Well, I haven’t exactly started to actually read it yet. Like starting at page one.
I’ve been thumbing through it to decide if I really want to read a book with such a scandalous title as The God Who Smokes written by someone named Timothy Stoner. Honestly, my first thought was this might be a book about promoting marijuana.
If you think about it, there really is a lot of smoke when it comes to God. There’s that haze or mist that keeps us seeing dimly, The smoking sacrifices, smoking pots, and smoking mountains.
Scripture describes a God who is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24) and who breathes smoke (Psalm 18:8).
But we want to focus on a God who loves.
We don’t want to think about a God who gets mad.
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