When you're feeling lonely, your first thought probably isn't to read Deuteronomy 21. But maybe it should be.
Stone a person to death. It is a command that feels icky and uncomfortable and wicked. Why did God have to kill people? How could He be so cruel?
We attend church. We call ourselves Christians. We insist that we believe in God. It all looks and sounds very good, but we've forgotten something crucial.
Stop complaining about all God wants to take from you. Open your eyes to every good thing He is ready to give you.
Why do we get mad when God asks us only to treat people how He tells us to, or work how He tells us to, or have sex how He tells us to, or just live life how He tells us to?
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?
Summary: "Cleanliness is next to godliness!" How often have you heard someone say that? It's usually met with an eye roll, because whoever is repeating this tired phrase is probably smugly scolding something we've done that does not meet their standards, and we're just like "Please leave me and my comfortable filth alone". But Leviticus … Continue reading The New Health and Wellness Guru (Leviticus 11)
Summary: I'm not into spontaneity. If you you look up "spontaneous" in the dictionary, my picture will be listed among the antonyms. It's just not who I am. I need to prepare. So when an acquaintance dropped a random group lunch invitation on me this morning, I knew I needed to get out of it. … Continue reading No Excuses (Leviticus 5)