The covenant between God and Israel was pure gift. Israel did nothing to earn liberation, a land, a just system of laws, and a just king
I have come to understand that your insights from the scriptures will be pointless unless you’re engaged both with the Bible and your experience. We mustn’t ignore our experiences
If in “Free Town” you’re expected to pay for everything you need or would ever need, what makes you think, that you won’t pay for the sins you’ve committed simply because the grace of God richly abounds?
We’ve got every right to protect our dignity and that of our loved ones. As a result, we all seem to be running on a short fuse, ready to shock anyone that pulls on our plugs. It’s not easy to stay calm and not sin when you’re angry. It’s like running a twenty mile marathon in less than four hours.