The Lord said to Moses, "I see this is a stiffnecked people. Now let Me be, that my anger may blaze forth against them and that I may destroy them" (Exodus, 32: 9, 10) Moses had been up on the mountain top for awhile receiving God's commandments. The people had lost faith in his return - and in God. They built a golden calf to worship and began sacrificing animals to it.
"Stand up straight!" "Pull your shoulders back!" As children, we were told to have good posture. Yet we were seldom taught effective ways to accomplish this. Indeed, we were often not even told just what "good posture" is. The consequences of this information gap can be seen all around us: stiff necks, shoulders hunched forward or pulled tightly back, restricted breathing, and tightness in the thighs, legs and ankles. Backaches, headaches, and other painful symptoms are often the unfortunate result.