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Tag Archives: divine justice
Ref: yesterday’s post about 2 Samuel 24. In particular I want you to pay attention to the comments and my response to Mr. T’s questions. Look at the title of this post and think it through: That’s three words representing … Continue reading
You cannot compel anyone to follow you. The shepherd leads by his voice, not with a leash. People have to agree to your leadership, including your children and your wife. Creation and the Holy Spirit together will call people to … Continue reading
The concept of social stability as a primary feature of shalom goes back centuries in the Ancient Near East, long before Abraham. A primary element in a ruler’s customary duty to keep that peace was to declare debt forgiveness at … Continue reading
This year the US government will borrow more than a trillion dollars. This money isn’t borrowed the way you and I might borrow from a bank or other financier. Government debt has to sold in the form of bonds. That … Continue reading
Godly Giving 6:1-4 The message here is fairly obvious in most English translations of the New Testament. However, it’s easy to miss some of the flavor and context if you aren’t aware of the background. Matthew chooses the Greek word … Continue reading
Justice for Enemies 5:43-48 Jesus isn’t really arguing with the Talmudic traditions here. He’s arguing with common Pharisaical behavior. It’s hard to find anything resembling “hate your enemies” except perhaps in the Qumran Scrolls, where the Qumran community taught something … Continue reading