Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!)
1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a
King Ahab wants Naboth’s vineyard but he won’t sell. So Jezebel, Ahab’s wife, sets Naboth up and has him killed. Elijah prophesies to Ahab that ruin will come upon him for doing this evil.
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
King David marries Bathsheba after sending her husband, Uriah, to die in battle. The prophet Nathan calls David on his greed and David confesses his sin. Still, his punishment is that the child borne between him and Bathsheba will die.
Jesus is dining at Simon’s house. A “sinful woman” bathes his feet in oil and her tears. Simon is shocked that Jesus would let such a woman touch him, but he says because her sins are great, forgiveness of her sins will lead to even greater love. End of the text also names several female disciples, noting that they help subsidize the men’s ministry.
A psalm attributed to King David about how God detests wickedness. He’s asks for God’s guidance toward a righteous path.
Another psalm from David about how one who does evil and does not confess their sin to God is tortured by the burden of carrying around their own guilt. He counsels the reader not to be stubborn, but to allow God to guide them to a path of peace.
Paul reminds the early Christians in Galatia that following the law isn’t what leads to a righteous life, but rather, opening oneself up to the spirit of Christ in faith. After all, he notes, if the law could have saved us, then Jesus’ sacrifice was pointless.
WTF? (Breaking down scripture in plain language)
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