Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Kill those who work on the Sabbath

Exodus 35:1-3 Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, "These are the things the LORD has commanded you to do: For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death. Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day."

PERSONAL COMMENTARY


Why does it seem like "death" is always the punishment from a loving God?

3 comments:

Chris said...

1 Again he entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand.
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They watched him closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath so that they might accuse him.
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He said to the man with the withered hand, "Come up here before us."
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Then he said to them, "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?" But they remained silent.
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Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out and his hand was restored.
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2 The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death.

Chris said...

Mark 3 and Luke 6. You are in very good company this time!

Motstander said...

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
—Matthew 5:17–18 (KJV)