When the kids were younger, I enjoyed having Christmas caroling parties for them. We’d make tree ornaments, strung popcorn, went out caroling in the neighborhood, and generally made a fun mess in preparation for the holiday. (Sometimes, the mess persisted well beyond the holiday, you know, kind of like the pine needles…)
One such party left an ache in this mom’s heart. Our youngest had become the brunt of “girl drama” and had for some reason been “shunned” by the friends she had invited, save one (bless her awesome heart). You may imagine my Continue reading “Little Girls, Little Churls, I mean Curls”
Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.”
So why were David and Bathsheba not stoned for their adultery? In fact, this punishment was not even mentioned in the rebuke from God through Nathan the prophet. Of course, the child died and there were other terrible consequences that effected many people. Can we legitimately infer anything about why God didn’t have Nathan follow through with the original consequence? And more importantly, does anyone else see the grace of God working alongside the law (truth) of God?
Giving shout-outs for some specific insightful bloggers, but also invite any others who might have some thoughts to weigh in on this one:
Beyond the Map
Cookie Crumbs to Live By
From the Inside Out
I Sing Because I’m Free
Learning to Be Full of Grace and Truth
The Recovering Legalist
Truth in Palmyra
(And if you haven’t checked out these sites, I recommend you do!)
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