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|61||Wise Christian spending?||Lev 19:18||MJH||140168|
|I am not the best person to speak to on these things. But if in China, 50 cents can buy you food for a day, then 50 cents an hour is a lot. If 50 cents can't buy you a gum ball, then it is slave labbor. I am not familur with the economy in China. Simply comparing with American Dollars in a seperate culture and economy doesn't work.
For example. My mother-in-law has a home worth about 40,000 dollars in a small town in Upper Penisulla Michigan. The same home in the Chicago Suburbs would cost some 250,000 dollars. (And she has a natural waterfall in her back yard.) She makes less than people in Chicago, but the economy in Upper Michigan is far different.
I do not think you will find scriptures to make a political point about Walmart, or any other company in the USA that is successful.
|62||Wearing the clothes of the Priests?||Lev 19:19||MJH||193414|
|the "we" includes any who call Jesus Lord and Savior. This would include both Jews and Gentiles in our current period.
|63||Wearing the clothes of the Priests?||Lev 19:19||MJH||193462|
|First, thank you for your well thought out response. I do appreciate it any time someone seriously provides an answer to a question concerning Scripture.
Curious, however, how you might view Paul in light of Acts 21 and on. James (the Righteous/Just) and Paul seem to be hatching a plan to prove something to the Jewish believers in Jesus as the Messiah who are all “zealous for the Law." What is it that they are trying to prove to the "Hebrews" or the Messianic Jews in Jerusalem?
|64||Wearing the clothes of the Priests?||Lev 19:19||MJH||193463|
How do you view: 1) Jesus Zeal for the House of God; both the prophesy and the act of clearing the temple of money changers?
2) The Apostles participating in "The Prayers" in Acts 2, and their "continually" going to the Temple?
3) Paul eager to get back to Jerusalem to participate in the Temple and the feast?
4) Paul participating in sacrificing at the Temple in Acts 21-23.
5) The Text (I am without my Bible right now so I forget the exact reference) where Paul says, "Do not let anyone judge you on account of feasts, new moon, Sabbaths, etc... These things ARE the shadow of Messiah who is the reality." (Some translations add "mere" or place this is the past tense erroneously.)
I always appreciate your dedication to knowing God and serving Him on this forum.
|65||Wearing the clothes of the Priests?||Lev 19:19||MJH||193464|
You said you are doing a study on Hebrews. Is this through your local church or something available on line through MP3 or Commentary?
Just curious. I am also in a Hebrews study and the more info the better.
|66||Wearing the clothes of the Priests?||Lev 19:19||MJH||193494|
Thanks for the response. See my other note about the Acts verses.
Colossians 2:16 and on. (I have my Bible now).
vs. 16 says “Therefore”, and proceeds to mention four things prescribed by the Torah and says that they ought not to let others Judge them on these things because they are a shadow of things to come, the reality being Jesus. (ie. this isn't a Plato shadow theory. Paul is using the shadow in the since that Jesus casts a shadow, and these things are that shadow.)
THEN Paul mentions two things that are taught against in the Torah (worshiping Angels and false humility) and claims these things are "based on human commands and teachings" as opposed to God's commands and teachings.
Then he ends it in Chapter 3:2 with, "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." The two are here again, heavenly things (ie things from God0 and Earthly things (ie things form man--which would include the "works of the law" that Paul mentions in Galatians")
I see the two as separate and not a part of the same line of thinking. Paul is contrasting. I do not see Paul saying that both worship of Angels is bad and following God's appointed times is bad.
What do you think? (please disregard my original question that started all of this.)
|67||Does the warning against tattoos apply||Lev 19:28||MJH||157232|
Have you heard the Midrash (story) about Solomon changing the law about Kings having many wives by removing the Hebrew letter Yod from the text?
It’s a wonderful legend begun by Rabbis that pre-date Jesus. (At least that is the belief since Jesus seems to allude to it in Matt 5.)
In sort (it’s a long story) the story goes like this:
1) Solomon is copying the text per the Law that Kings write a copy of the Law.
2) He comes to the offending law which says he can not have many wives otherwise his heart would turn away from the LORD.
3) He thinks, “I know the purpose of this law, and I will not turn from God, so it doesn’t have to apply to me. I will obey the ‘spirit’ of the law.”
4) He removes the letter “yod”.
5) The letter “yod” ascends on high to the throne of God, prostates itself and says, “Look what Solomon has done, if you allow this, then soon a whole word will be removed, and then whole commands, and your law will be meaningless.”
6) To this, God says, “Do not worry, Solomon and thousands like him will come and go, but not so much as a ‘yod’ will be removed from My Law until heaven and earth disappear.”
The Rabbis used this story to teach that one must not think he knows more than God, and therefore think he can disregard one of his commands because he thinks he knows why it was put there.
I really like this parable or legend, because it has helped me to stop justifying certain actions that in my heart I know violate God’s commands. Solomon had a good reason to think he knew why God put the command there, since the text says why it is there. But at the end of his life the text says that Solomon multiplied wives and his heart turned toward other gods and away from the Lord. (1 Kings 11:4)
It is also said that it would have been better for Solomon to have cleaned latrines his whole life than for that sentence to have been written about him.
In relation to the current topic, it is my personal belief that the command still stands. We may think we know why God gave this command and therefore rationalize why we do not have to obey it.
But this is my opinion, and I hold no real judgments against those who arrive at a different conclusion.
Just my two sense worth.
|68||who is Miriam?||Num 26:59||MJH||229959|
|Mary the mother of Jesus was also, "Miriam." In fact, all of the Mary names in the New Testament are actually "Miriam."
There's some really useful Bible Trivia for you.
|69||Reason 4 "6" Cities of Refuge?||Num 35:6||MJH||213949|
I used to be a children's pastor and I loved Ms. Pattycake. I met her at a conference once and got to know the person behind the character some.
A good book would be "Life in Biblical Israel" by Philip King and Lawrence Stager. It's a bit more like a text book, but great to reference. Beyond that, you can search books with similar titles or get a Bible Encyclopedia.
As far as the wives are concerned. The only known disciple to be married was Peter who was the only one to be over the age of 20 at Jesus' death (most likely). It would have been common for men in their teen years to become a disciple. In would be rather improbable for them to have been married with children already. It simply was not the custom to become a traveling disciple of a Rabbi that late in life.
Peter's wife most likely stayed with his family. A wife typically lived within the household of her husband. They would have added on to the husband's father's house and shared a courtyard and chores as an extended family. This was more often true in the north in Galilee where Peter was from.
There is quite a bit of interesting information about Jesus' world and the first century. A good teacher might be Ray VanderLaan with "In The Dust of the Rabbi" and "That the World May Know." He did some work with Focus on the Family a few years back and has been a blessing to me personally.
|70||Reason 4 "6" Cities of Refuge?||Num 35:6||MJH||213964|
|You are on the right track. It can be a lot of fun discovering the life and times of Jesus and the Apostles.
I agree with you that young men pursued marriage and a young age, but probably not as young as the women. I disagree with the History and Discovery Channel depicting the 30 something men marrying 13 year olds. There is more evidence that in Jesus world men married closer to 20 and girls a bit younger. Girls also had a say to some extent. It would be an exception for a girl to marry a man she did not agree with. While that may not be true for all places and times in the Jewish world, it most likely was in the first century Galilee.
Anyway, enjoy learning and reading. It's a long journey with many "flowers" to smell along the way.
|71||Stumped and stupefied. Bewildered....||Deut 12:13||MJH||213260|
I understand that these people were not trespassing the command. It's obvious in context. What I am a bit perplexed about is why the command specifies, so it seems, one specific place ONLY, yet God not only accepts, but at least in Gideon's instance, tells him to do it. (I think Samson's Parents are also told to rather than doing it on there own.)
So why have the command to only offer a sacrifice in the place, and then allow it in another place?
Honestly, this is one of those, "hmmmmm, what am I missing here." questions.
What am I still missing?
|72||Deut 22:29, Rapist to marry victim?||Deut 22:28||MJH||231796|
|NOt sure about a hidden meaning, but I do know that the Torah does not condone selling or trading daughters like cattle. I understand that ancient cultures did do this, and even present day cultures demean and devalue women, but the Torah has a much higher value on a woman than that.
I don't think that Jesus "changed" what the Torah taught, in that he removed or altered laws which are stated to be eternal, but that he revealed the genuine true interpretation of the Law, that is to Love your neighbor and serve others.
Thank you VERY much for your adding the LXX translation. This reveals that at the least the early BC century understanding was similar to the NIV. But that doesn't mean it is the right understanding. I would also like to know what the Targumes and other Jewish writings would have to say, after all, they share the same text in this case.
Where I am at, personally, is that it's logically impossible for God to institute a law that would force a woman to marry anyone (if as in this case she is a victim, not if she willingly consented), let alone her rapist.
|73||Deut 22:29, Rapist to marry victim?||Deut 22:28||MJH||231797|
Would like to hear your understanding up the underlying question.
This forum had helped me tremendously in the past, which is why I came here for feedback.
|74||Moabites forbidden and Ruth allowed??||Deut 23:3||MJH||214582|
It just so happened that I read this story to my children today. I found it to be one of the most spectacular stories in the Bible. A movie aught to be made!
|75||Moabites forbidden and Ruth allowed??||Deut 23:3||MJH||214591|
That is a very good point. Thanks for adding that to this thread.
|76||Rahab righteous or not?||Josh 2:4||MJH||214671|
|Here is a question. Is it always a sin to lie? Would it be a sin to lie to the Nazi's who sought to find Jews hiding in your home?
|77||Rahab righteous or not?||Josh 2:4||MJH||214679|
I think you hit on good points in response. I'm particularly impressed with the statement that Rahab was protecting God's messengers and thereby partnering with God rather than rebelling against him. I haven't thought of it in those words before.
Here is how I've thought of this type of issue. The Law is about life; it describes life in the kingdom of Life and not death. Therefore when a person is faced with an issue such as Rahab, to preserve life (and as you said, God's will) and to lie, then preserving life always wins out. "I have come that you might have life...."
So my question of whether is was a "sin" only matters in the minutia of technical law, because we all agree that we and the Word of God testify that Rahab was correct. So to answer my own question, it matters not . . . it does matter to defend life and to protect and participate in the Will of God in this life.
|78||Lying justified?||Josh 2:5||MJH||225076|
|Brad, You are correct. I forget sometimes that specific wording is very important.
Rahab, like everyone, is justified by Grace through Faith. It was her faith that caused her actions to produce the result which protected the spies. Hebrews specifically words it as you state, faith produced action.
|79||Samuel serving where he shouldn||1 Sam 1:1||MJH||213372|
|Wow, thanks for replying. I would not have thought to look up Chronicles. I just assumed he was from Levi until I read this week. To see it says he is in Chronicles makes sense.
|80||Context versus what is translated.||1 Sam 25:22||MJH||165067|
|Abraham is the father of the Hebrews (from Jacob) also called Israelites from the name Jacob received from God when he wrestled with him at Peniel.
Judah is one of Jacobs son's and one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
When the kingdom split after the time of Solomon, they were referred to as the Kingdom of Israel (9 of the 12 tribes belonged to this group...some Levites as well.) The other tribe was referred to as Judah (but also as Israel at times as well...confusing?). Benjamin was apart of the southern Judah side of the split at this time, but since it was so small it was just lumped into with Judah (interesting story about how that happened).
Therefore when the northern tribes, called Israel, were taken into captivity and dispersed widely they became "lost." Most scholars (I believe) claim them to still be the lost tribes, although some others claim to have found them.
When Judah was later taken into captivity to Babylon, they were not separated and were aloud some freedom to continue practicing their faith (some freedom).
They were now called "JEWS" from the tribe name Judah first in the Bible in Ester.
Jews are often now a synonym for Israel and vise versa.
Not all of the other tribes were totally lost. When Jesus was a baby a prophetess named Anna from the tribe of Asher prophesized about him to his mother.
Does this help?
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