I love birds. Not like Audubons love birds, but Bob and I do own a cheap pair of field glasses and a nice Peterson’s Guide. Here in southern MO, we live in a fly-over zone, and also near a conservation area, so we’re just geeky enough to enjoy a “date” seeing how many avians we can identify. Our day is made if we are visited by a bald eagle or a close up view of a gaggle of something.
Listening to Jesus, one would think that His Father was pretty keen Continue reading “Definitely graphic, but not novel.”
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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