If he were judged by our understanding of “good theology”, there could only be one verdict… Jesus was a heretic.
It is not about what you go without… It is about why.
Do you feel like you have been resisting but he isn’t fleeing? That is because there is something else you must do first.
If we were able to translate the metaphors and not just the words… lets just say this poem would not get a PG rating. Solomon was channeling his inner DH Lawrence, not his inner Shakespeare.
But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the Lord. I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!” (1 Chronicles 21:24) Read: 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12 Relate: Right now I have twenty…
Nothing stopped Rome when it put it’s mind to a task.
Tithing is not an option, it is a necessity… and it is not about money.