If we were to read it with a more accurate understanding of some of the idioms and metaphors… let us just say this would not get a PG rating. Solomon was channeling his inner DH Lawrence, not his inner Shakespeare.
I’ve been hit by a bus. have you?
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: I realized yesterday that all three…
Men don’t ask for directions. In fact, they shun them. We know where we are going… even when we don’t.
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 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.