It's Day 16 and we're in Genesis 24.We'll be reading the stories of Isaac and Jacob from Genesis.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 14 - God doesn't usually grant requests like that, but sometimes His mercy is unusually generous.
- Verse 2 - "place your hand under my thigh" - This was the equivalent of a handshake back then. It seems odd to us, but then again if someone 600 years from now heard that we pressed the palms of our hands together and shook them up and down, they might think that weird too.
- Verses 21, 27, 38 - He was wondering whether this woman was of Abraham's house. Yes, it seems odd to us to marry fairly close relatives, but it was common back then when tribes and towns were usually relatively small.
- Verse 51 - The family had a lot more say back then in arranging marriages. This seems weird to us because we're used to romantic love being the only standard for marriage. Before we judge their system too harshly, we should probably remember the divorce rate that our system has created.
- Verse 67 - That means he married her.
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Your Questions and Comments:
- 1 Corinthians 6:9 - "So I was on TikTok (I know, it’s the not best place to get non biased/correct information lol) but one said something I’ve also heard/read about before. That is the word homosexual (ie man who have sex with men in the NIV) was miss or purposely mistranscribed from pedophilia. Basically that it was suppose to be pedophilia rather then homosexual. I’ve did my own studying and it seems somewhat valid but how true those sources are can also be skeptical. Have you heard about this theory or looked into it or any thought to it?" - Good question. There are certainly depths of meaning to the Greek word used in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that would likely include the issue of pedophilia. However, the argument that the New Testament as a whole is without a clear statement on homosexuality is weak. Probably most obvious would be Romans 1:26-27, which is without question about homosexuality.