Open My Heart To God In Order To Understand His Justice? Um…I Think I Like My Heart The Way It Is…

1.  I’ve been told multiple times that if I open my heart up to the spirit of God — for real this time — my heart would be OK with the Bible’s God and identify with His sense of justice.

Leviticus 24:14 “Whoever utters the name of the Lord must be put to death. The whole community must stone him, whether alien or native. If he utters the name, he must be put to death.”

My heart says that’s a disturbing violation of church and state.  It doesn’t get it.

I guess it’s a spirit of God thing…

I think I like my heart the way it is.

 

2.  I’ve been told multiple times that if I open my heart up to the spirit of God — for real this time — my heart would be OK with the Bible’s God and identify with His sense of justice.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29a (NIV)

“If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her.”

My heart…it doesn’t really like that.

I guess it’s a spirit of God thing…

I think I like my heart the way it is.

 

3.  I’ve been told multiple times that if I open my heart up to the spirit of God — for real this time — my heart would be OK with the Bible’s God and identify with His sense of justice.

Deuteronomy 13:6-9 

“If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and worship other gods’ (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people.”

If that were my family, I wouldn’t do it. No.

But would you stone me?

I guess it’s a spirit of God thing…

I think I like my heart the way it is.

 

4.  I’ve been told multiple times that if I open my heart up to the spirit of God — for real this time — my heart would be OK with the Bible’s God and identify with His sense of justice.

Exodus 21: 7-8

“When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.” 

I guess it’s a spirit of God thing…

I think I like my heart the way it is.

 

5.  I’ve been told multiple times that if I open my heart up to the spirit of God — for real this time — my heart would be OK with the Bible’s God and identify with His sense of justice

Deuteronomy 21:10-14a
“When you go to war against your enemies and God, your God, gives you victory and you take prisoners, and then you notice among the prisoners of war a good-looking woman whom you find attractive and would like to marry, this is what you do: Take her home; have her trim her hair, cut her nails, and discard the clothes she was wearing when captured. She is then to stay in your home for a full month, mourning her father and mother. Then you may go to bed with her as husband and wife. If it turns out you don’t like her, you must let her go and live wherever she wishes.”

“But,” you protest, “she was allowed to mourn the fact that you slaughtered her family and stole everything she owned FOR A WHOLE MONTH! PLENTY of time. And she would have been PERFECTLY HAPPY in that culture to marry you a month after she saw you burn her city to the ground and killed or enslaved everyone she ever loved in this world.”I still don’t get it.

I guess it’s a spirit of God thing…

I think I like my heart the way it is.

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