Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 72

The scriptures read are Deuteronomy 22-24, Psalm 60, and Luke 18.

Deuteronomy 22. Miscellaneous laws, some of a more ethical nature (like not looking the other way when someone's animal wanders off or is hurt), some practical (put a parapet around the roof of your house so no one accidentally falls off.) Also rules about what to do if a man ruining his wife's reputation and what to do in cases of rape.

Deuteronomy 23. Who is and is not allowed to worship. Also camp hygiene.

Do not return a runaway slave! Guess the people who passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 skipped that part of the Bible.

Do not charge your countryman interest. Guess the people who issue credit cards skipped that part of the Bible.

You can eat your neighbor's grapes as you cut through his vineyard! Guess the people who would shoot or sue you for doing such a thing skipped that part of the Bible.

Deuteronomy 24. Remarriage rules. And a rule giving newlywed men a year off from military duty.

Kidnapping is a capital offence. What can and can't be used as collateral for a loan.

Don't abuse poor workers or hold up his pay. Guess some employers skipped that part of the Bible.

Don't mess with the rights of widows, orphans and immigrants.

When you harvest your land, leave a little of your produce behind to feed the widow, orphan and immigrant.

Psalm 60. Contemplating military defeats.

Luke 18. Persistence pays off, especially in prayer.

Repentance works whereas self-righteousness doesn't.

Jesus loves the little children; the kingdom does, too.

Getting to heaven is impossible...unless you let God do it for you.

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